Abuse is so crippling that many who survive the trauma are never able to function again in the world as productive members of the work force-in whatever capacity. This workbook is dedicated to addressing this and many other issues.
A Career and Life Planning Guide for Women Survivors provides real activities that deal with the trauma up close, providing survivors the opportunity to face the events that changed their lives. You will find glossaries and exercises created to assist in overcoming denial and vulnerability while working toward empowerment. Useful features include TIPS found throughout the workbook and numerous resources provided for help. This workbook can be successfully used by professionals working with survivors and by individuals on their own.
Section I: The Tools-Gathering the Words of Power
Naming the Trauma
Reclaiming My Innocent Body
Overcoming Verbal-Emotional Abuse
Section II: The Process-Moving Through the Flower
Making Your Work Visible
Analyzing, Respecting, and Celebrating Your Work
Understanding Your Vocational Impairment
Section III: The Plan-Re-weaving Your Own Life and Work
Making the Frame
Stretching the Self
Weaving a Life