Webinar - How to Work with Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Conversation with Donna Jenson
Recorded on: September 23, 2022
Donna began her healing journey from the trauma of childhood incest when she was in her early thirties. Along that journey, she has embraced many healing therapies and artistic expressions as well as built a family of choice to make her life worth living. While she has written a book as well as a play and produced a documentary about her experiences, she now helps numerous other activities to assist survivors.
In this webinar, she will briefly discuss her healing. She will next offer ideas for working with survivors based on her current activities and programs.
Donna Jenson came of age within the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s, helping to build three grassroots women’s centers. She is keenly aware of the healing aspect of activism – the empowerment of standing up for the social change of one’s own issue. By the 1990s, she understood that breaking the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse was key in irradicating the epidemic. Her mission is to do all she can to spark stories from lives affected by incest and sexual abuse to be told and heard. Along with leading writing circles for survivors, she wrote a book, Healing My Life from Incest to Joy, a play, What She Knows, and produced a documentary Telling Is Healing. She also coaches survivors to reach their goals and realize their visions.
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