Components of Girl Talk of Louisiana1. Woman 2 Woman Abuse Seminar – “How to Love An Abused Woman” for Teens, Women and Men-Attendees should come expecting truthful, candid discussions about the different forms of abuse; its impact mentally, physically and spiritually; how abuse affects the person, family and society; and the manifold ways people can be holistically healed from abuse.2. Break the Silence of Abuse, Teen Empowerment Conference, Coming soon to Dallas, Texas; Folsom and LaPlace, Louisiana
-A major event where teens come together for a powerful exchange of information focusing on abuse and neglect in the teen community. Teens will receive a preforming arts dance presentation, wisdom from a team of experts in the social, medical and spiritual community and instruction on how to recognize all forms of abuse and its effects on the individual, family and community. Teen will have a voice to discuss issues of all areas of abuse and receive resources that help the hidden victims of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional abuse and neglect. Activities include inspirational sessions, Q&A forums, healing rooms with certified counseling teams, and conclude with a teen concert to empower the mind, body and spirit.
3. Begin Again – Teen Encouragement in Schools; Bring a two life-changing messages to teens. “You are Forgiven” and “Abuse Is Not Your Fault”
– Monthly forums and inspirational classes for youth; candid life-skills discussions to improve communication, coping skills and holistic resiliency in adult-youth and peer relationships4. The Child Without A Voice (An informative class that speaks to mothers about the dynamics of child abuse in cohabiting couples.)-A Voice Louder than Mine; This session explores ways a mother can recognize a child’s cry for help when non-parental abuse occurs in single parent families.-The Cry of A Child; This session shows mothers how to recognize whether their child has been emotionally or sexually abused and discusses the effects of neglect and victim abuse.
-Be an Advocate for the Child; This session identifies how a mother or an adult can advocate and protect the child against maltreatment in a cohabitation environment.