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Surviving Sexual Abuse

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Why would someone violate a child? What can you do if someone is hurting a child you know? Surviving sexual assault as an adult. Where can survivors go for support? ***SPECIAL GUEST: Black Sexual Abuse Survivors logoSylvia Coleman, BA, is an award-winning health journalist (www.writeprofessional.com), who conducts the "From Victim to Victor" workshop for African-American sexual abuse survivors at the Temple University PASCEP program. She was awarded the prestigious Leeway Foundation grant to create: www.blacksurvivors.org, a national, online support group and online resource center for black sexual abuse survivors. She is also the author of "Creating a New Normal: Cleaning Up a Dysfunctional Life," a book that chronicles her own healing from sexual abuse. ***Special Guest: Ashley-Michelle Papon is a 24-year-old survivor of acquaintance rape. She took part in the documentary "Swimming Upstream" in 2003 and organizing the first Take Back the Night at Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2006. She also serves as a member of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network's Speakers Bureau and contributed to their recent book release, "Yes, You Do Know One of Us," available for purchase on the Barnes&Noble Website. She also serves as co-moderator for After Silence, a message board dedicated to facilitating a healing environment for survivors of sexual violence.** SPECIAL GUEST: Edd Conboy, MS, MFT, Edd is a seasoned therapist, coach and consultant, with more than twenty years expereince. He works with www.councilforrelationships.org.