Young adult women at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center now have the opportunity to experience a Personal Safety and Empowerment Workshop led by the center’s wellness instructor Tracy Jones. The workshop is offered on an ongoing weekly basis throughout the patient’s stay.
Many of the center’s patients come from a history of being immobilized in their fear; have often been victimized, and today engage in a host of self-defeating behaviors. These behaviors range from the abuse of substances, self-harm, and attachment to unhealthy partners, to succumbing to states of defeat and hopelessness. Lacking the skills to protect themselves, they set themselves up for revictimization and the perpetuation of self-destructive defenses.
“These young women are walking out of this class having garnered an embodied sense of empowerment, feeling an inner strength and confidence that has previously been nonexistent. It is inspiring to see them embrace their courage and to stand in their power,” said Dr. Claudia Black.
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Call us at 855-333-6075 to learn more.