The T.A.M.A.R Method:
Ministering to Victims of Sexual Trauma
Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. – RAINN, 2019
Sexual abuse is rampant in our nation. Statistically, 30-40% of your congregation has experienced some form of sexual violence. These are deep and lasting wounds that many people carry around in suffocating silence.
The Samaritan Women has been awarded a grant to leverage its expertise in trauma and abuse to equip churches to respond to the sexually wounded with compassion and wisdom. We invite you to identify men and women in your congregation or workplace who possess the emotional stability and spiritual maturity to participate in this training.
- Abuse and exploitation in scripture
- Understanding the trauma of abuse
- Types and prevalence of sexual trauma
- Gender and cultural considerations
- Stigma and shame
- The T.A.M.A.R. method
- When an adult discloses
- When a child discloses
- Reporting protocols
- The Church as sanctuary
9:00am – 4:00pm (Includes a half-hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks)
The Samaritan Women will facilitate the training and provide materials. Attendees will be required to participate in a short pre-training survey and post-training follow up in 6 months.
REGISTER FOR A SCHEDULED TRAINING AT THE SAMARITAN WOMEN
Future dates will be available
The Samaritan Women – 602 S Chapel Gate Lane, Baltimore 21229
or Zoom Meeting