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For most children, disclosure is the end of their trauma; for their family, it is just the beginning. The impact of sexual abuse on the family unit as a hold is substantial, particularly in the case of incest. We'll dive into the vast array of emotions felt by non-offending parents and discuss the practical aspects of getting through the initial crisis period and the months to come. We'll also look at valuable tools that allow non-offending parents to overcome the trauma and lay a strong foundation for the future of their family.

Diane Cranley Interviews:

Linda Logan - Linda Logan (Oklahoma Choctaw) has over twenty five years of experience working with Native American communities. Linda is the Executive Director of Native American Children’s Alliance. She serves on the National Indian Child Welfare Association Board of Directors and the National Children’s Alliance as an Ad hoc Board member. She is an authorized facilitator for Darkness to Light’s child sexual abuse prevention program Stewards of Children. Her professional experiences include working as a program director for mental health children’s programs, health planner and grant writer for several urban Indian programs located in Boston, Dallas and Cleveland. She is the author of Tribal Writes: The Correspondence Guide for Native Americans. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters in Social Work from Boston College.

Reverend Debbie Royals - Reverend Royals is from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and she is the Director of Development for the Indigenous Theological Training Institute and is a consultant for Divine Choices Sacred Relations. Debbie has worked with difficult issues facing Native Americans, especially as it affects our women and children. Debbie is also an Episcopal priest and is very active in the Native American ministries in the Episcopal church and has represented her constituents as a presenter at conferences, leading spiritual gatherings, and writing both nationally and internationally. She is also a faculty member at the Credo Institute and she teaches in both health and spirituality areas. Debbie attended the University of Arizona and has received advanced degrees from Prescott College, the Church Divinity School, and the Pacific and the Graduate Theological Union.