Helga Edwards MSW plans to facilitate an education and peer-support group for:
-women who have experienced intimate partner abuse
-women who are supporting those who have experienced abuse
Intimate partner abuse can be: physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, verbal, spiritual, or financial.
Group meetings will be held once a week for two hours, for approximately 10 sessions, beginning on March 20th 2018. The cost is 20.00 per session.
Some planned topics include: signs of an abusive relationship, understanding the cycle of abuse, safety planning, understanding the grief process, recovering from shame messages, rebuilding self-esteem, managing stress, identifying how abusers commonly misuse Bible passages on the topics of “headship, submission, forgiveness and divorce,” what healthy egalitarian relationships look like, etc.
This is a support group (education and peer support); it is not psychotherapy.
Helga Edwards has Bachelors' degrees in Religious Education and Social Development Studies, as well as her Master's Degree in Social Work. In 2013, she received the Delta Epsilon Chi Award for Intellectual Achievement, Christian Character and Leadership Ability, from the Association for Biblical Higher Education. For 20 years, she worked as a Therapist in community counselling, hospital, and church settings.
Contact Helga at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or would like to attend this group.