If Only I Had Known . . . The Red Flags of a Unhealthy Relationship
How and why have so many women come to see themselves as less able, less bright, less valuable and less needed? When you are abused, the insults, criticism and accusations slowly eat away at your self-esteem until you are no longer capable of judging a situation. You have become so beaten down emotionally that you blame yourself for the abuse. There are many intersections of emotional, sexual and intimate partner violence; however, the same tactics of power and control are used against those facing these issues. This hands-on workshop will provide practical exercises to empower you and prevent unhealthy relationships!
Life Track Facilitators
Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stennis has been a social work educator for more than 15 years, and has done extensive research in areas that include intimate partner violence and women’s issues. Her many roles over the years have supported survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and more. Gleam from her incredible wisdom and insight during her session.
Roxanne Burroughs is the current director of the Tamar Ministry at First Baptist which serves women who have been sexually abused and assaulted. Roxanne’s passion for helping women on their journey to healing sprouts from her own experiences as a child and eventually learning of the abuse of her nieces. Roxanne is also a business owner and facilitator.
Minister Carol Owens Ford is a counselor, spiritual advisor, moderator, teacher and author as well as the executive assistant of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church. Hear her powerful story as she empowers women who have found themselves in detrimental relationships. <<READ MORE>>
Charmaine earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the Prince George’s County Community College. She is a 25 year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.
Marilyn Lacy is an author, entrepreneur, facilitator, and sexual abuse survivor dedicated to advocating for other survivors using biblical principles. Join her for her session as she shares her dynamic story of healing and salvation.
Reverend Linda Thomas is an award-winning business professional working in direct sales. Since 2005, she has focused on raising awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Reverend Thomas started a domestic violence ministry, has testified before the Maryland State Legislature in support of related legislation, and has established a Family Justice Center.