2015 Conference Breakout Facilitator- Dottie Klammer

Dottie_Klammer_Headshot.jpgDottie Klammer is a SNAP leader from Richmond, Va. She was a critical care nurse for 38 years and currently does healing touch. A cradle Catholic who embraced the church until midlife, she found that her spiritual path led to the Unity Church where today, she serves as a prayer chaplain. The thing that makes her heart sing she says, is when someone comes to their very first SNAP meeting because she knows firsthand how much courage it takes to walk through the door that first time. She is a survivor of a nun's sexual abuse at the age of 7.

Women's Support Group

Meet with other people who have “walked a mile in your shoes!” Share your feelings and experiences and get some of the affirmation you deserve! This session deals with the unique needs of women as survivors. Society often “blames” the victim for the attack, resulting in additional suffering of guilt and shame. In this session, we will explore ways to educate people about rape and sexual assault and the necessity to report these crimes, regardless of age. The session will end with a self-help support meeting wherein all participants will be able to share, but no one is required to do so. Listening is recognized and appreciated as a gift for those who do not talk.

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