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Community Workshop on Processing Trauma Set for Oct 20th

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A solutions-oriented workshop for survivors of trauma, support givers and all who work with them will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the rectory classrooms of the Church of the Resurrection in Oswego.

"Processing Trauma: Managing Its Effects in a Stressful World" will address how survivors and those who support them can partner in ways that lead to healing and happiness.

There is no charge for this event. In the interests of planning, those interested are invited to sign up by emailing [email protected]

Three panelists will lead the workshop:

- Abby Beth Chack is a licensed clinical social worker with Beacon Psychological Services in Oswego. Originally from Long Island, she served as therapist for first responders during the 9/11 tragedy in New York City.

- Sharon Terry is a post-traumatic stress survivor of childhood abuse. She has years of experience in managing the effects of her trauma while being a wife, mother and grandmother as well as an active participant in her church and a jewelry artisan at Riverside Artisans in Oswego. She is currently participating in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy with Chack.

- The Rev. Anne Wichelns, ordained to the priesthood in 2007, graduated from the Diocesan Formation Program in Central New York. She is rector at the Church of the Resurrection. Prior to ordination, Wichelns taught high school English in Philadelphia, N.Y. She and her husband Jerry are co-vicars at St. Andrew’s Shared Presbyterian/Episcopal Ministry in Evans Mills.

The Church of the Resurrection is located at 120 W. Fifth St., and its rectory faces Cayuga Street. For more information about the workshop, email [email protected]

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