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Group Work

TZEDEK ACKNOWLEDGES THE BENEFITS OF GROUP WORK FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND WILL DELIVER GROUPS ON A NEEDS BASIS.

MIRIAM'S VOICE

Miriam's Voice is a support group for women in the Jewish community. The idea for the group came from one of Tzedek's clients. Initially the group will be conducted as a psycho-educational group. It comprises of survivors of institutional abuse, intrafamilial abuse and abuse from others and non offending family members supporting survivors of abuse. 

The aims of the group are as follows:

  • to assist group members explore the impact of sexual abuse on their lives;
  • to explore feelings and identify ways they had coped regarding their disclosure or their child's disclosure;
  • to provide a safe supportive environment that will promote discussion and enable group members to feel less isolated;
  • to assist group members to understand their own and their child's emotional and behavioural reactions to the sexual assault;
  • to explore self-nurturing techniques; and
  • to learn more about issues regarding child sexual assault.

Some of the themes being covered in the group include:

  • Developing a safety plan for ones self
  • Exploring the impact of the disclosure on self and others
  • Exploring the response of others to the disclosure
  • The long term impact of abuse 
  • Stress management strategies

 

ABN: 68 722 431 943

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