About our Conference

We welcome survivors, supporters and friends to the 2017 Annual SNAP Conference Aug 11-13 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia (just outside Washington DC). We are so grateful for the opportunity to get together to learn from and support one another! Register today!

SNAP was founded in 1988 as a self-help support group for those who were sexually violated. Frustrated with the inadequate response from church officials we began seeking out each other. Still hurting, we determined to research and teach ourselves how to heal from the trauma. Very early in the process we figured out that church officials were interested in protecting predators and their reputation, not helping victims and family members. As the SNAP members embarked on individual journeys towards wholeness we discovered that working to prevent future violence is an integral element for healing.

If this is your first meeting with SNAP, we applaud your courage. Please know that we appreciate your presence and respect your privacy. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions or concerns. We are survivors like you, so we may not have all the answers, but we can share your questions.

We encourage everyone to reach out to the other conference attendees and make everyone feel welcome and included. 

Need someone to talk to? All weekend long, trained supporters and peer counselors will be available to speak one-on-one. This is an opportunity to privately discuss personal, abuse-related issues, ask questions or seek support. Please visit the quiet room any time.

We always want to make improvements to the conference. Can you help with some feedback? Before you leave, please fill out the evaluation form and turn it in. We rely on these forms in helping to prepare for future conferences.

We hope you enjoy the conference. If there is anything we can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to ask us. You can find us at the Registration Desk.

SNAP Staff

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  • Tom McDevitt
    commented 2015-05-21 13:32:24 -0500
    When will the conference itinerary be published?
  • Michael and Lucile Stephen
    commented 2015-04-01 12:11:42 -0500
    Where can I find a list of conference speakers?

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