Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scoop Link: Louise Nicholas to Open Inaugrual Sosa NZ Summit


Hi unite,

waitemata has found something of interest to you at Scoop.co.nz.

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1005/S00256.htm
Louise Nicholas to Open Inaugrual Sosa NZ Summit
Monday, 24 May 2010, 9:40 am
Press Release: Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Louise Nicholas to Open Inaugrual Sosa NZ
Summit
Into the Light

It's good to see sexual abuse survivors coming together. This helps to break the code of silence that still surrounds sexual abuse. The dreadful loss of a trusted counsellor - could give rise in its wake a sense of collective support. From this could come the strength and power to demand a re-instatement of these trusted healing relationships-and a greater sense of community amongst other survivors.


Nine months ago
the conditions under which sexual abuse survivors could gain
support under ACC, changed. In the meantime 95% of survivors
have been denied the professional help they need. Cuts
continue to be driven under the “New Clinical Pathway”
disguise, despite wide ranging protests that seem to fall on
deaf governmental ears. From this, the need arose to bring
together survivors for networking and to find alternative
ways towards recovery. This gave birth to SOSA (Survivors of
Sexual Abuse) a non-profit, bi-cultural organisation.
Like-minded volunteer survivors came together to create a
day of unity, strength and inspiration.
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1 comment:

president said...

It's good to see sexual abuse survivors coming together. This helps to break the code of silence that still surrounds sexual abuse. The dreadful loss of a trusted counsellor whose empathy and gradual development of a relationship of trust was so important -could give rise in its wake a sense of collective support from which comes the strength and power to demand a re-instatement of these trusted healing relationship-and a greater sense of community amongst other survivors.