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October 2019

Transforming Darkness to Light: A 16 week Group for Women Survivors of Trauma

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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  Like the pull of a healed a scar, trauma can invisibly or dramatically affect how we move in the world - how we interpret others, what we believe is true or not, and what we think is possible in the wake of such devastating experiences.  In the evolution of healing, adaptations can create distortions;…

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November 2019

Trans-Parenting: Boldly Loving, Affirming and Protecting our Gender Diverse Kids

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 7 tickets left

Most of us were taught to identify and conform to a birth assigned gender.  In our day, gender binary norms were affirmed and enforced in homes, schools, communities and places of worship.  How do we unlearn these gender rules and biases as we parent our transgender and gender diverse children?  How do we protect our…

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stronger together: a teen support group

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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  for young women and transgender/gender diverse teens aged 14-19 join together in dialogue, creative expression and authentic connection explore relationships, dreams, hopes, fears and joys – as well as life’s challenges and adversities empower teens to find and honor their true selves Led by Beth Holzhauer, LCSW Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    …

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December 2019

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Male Survivors

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00 9 tickets left

Too often men who have been abused feel disconnected from themselves and from those around them.  Gender expectations can interfere with men seeking help and receiving the support they deserve.  This workshop will provide education about sexual and physical abuse and how current behaviors are often linked to past abuse.   Participants will learn how…

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January 2020

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Female Survivors

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00 9 tickets left

  After experiencing trauma, be it a single incident or ongoing abuse, people can experience strong reactions that interfere with their daily lives including flashbacks, nightmares, overwhelming feelings, numbness, anxiety, isolation or avoidance of everyday situations.  These reactions can be short-lived. For some people, however, they can persist for years after the trauma.   This…

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Brave Hearts: Parenting our Adopted Children

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 21 tickets left

Parenting an adopted child means parenting a child with a traumatic history, a child whose brain and body adapted to a life of abandonment, loss, neglect and danger.  As parents of adopted children, we have faced behaviors which often frighten and confuse us, and challenge our capacity for compassion:  lying, aggression, defiance, hoarding, stealing, irrational…

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February 2020

Partners in Healing: A Workshop Supporting the Partners of Abuse Survivors

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00 10 tickets left

All of us face the challenge of becoming a supportive and responsive partner in our intimate relationships.  Healthy and mutual intimate relationships require work and a myriad of skills, negotiation, empathy, and a well-defined sense of self.  For those whose partners are survivors of abuse, the challenges multiply and place strain on both partners and…

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Partners in Healing Support Group: 6 Sessions Feb 15-Mar 21

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$240.00 8 tickets left

This 6-session support group is for those who want to continue the learning and conversations from their prior participation in a Partners in Healing Workshop. Group time will be spent sharing, teaching and strategizing with one another around contributing to relationships in which both partners can thrive.   Participants will explore issues related to balancing needs…

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Parenting with Awareness: Creating a New Legacy for our Children

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 21 tickets left

Our own childhood experiences have a profound impact on how we parent our children.  Motherhood can come with fears of repeating the unhealthy parenting we experienced in childhood, as well as a fierce determination to parent differently.   This workshop will provide an opportunity for mothers to reflect on their own experience as a parent, to…

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March 2020

Teaching Children about Love

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$65.00 21 tickets left

We all want to love our children well.  Many think the capacity to love is intuitive but it is not. Love is more than a feeling it is a commitment. Love relies on a combination of affection, care, protection, accountability, kindness, responsibility, and respect. We all carry stories about love from our childhoods that are…

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