Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Listen To Vicki Polin's Radio Interview - A Jewish Perspective on Child Sexual Abuse

A Jewish Perspective on Child Sexual Abuse

My guest was Vicki Polin, founder of The Awareness Center, the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. She has worked in the trauma field, specializing in sexual violence, for over twenty years.

Listen to the Show
Segment 1
Vicki shared the story of starting The Awareness Center in Chicago, then moving it to Jerusalem and eventually to Baltimore to provide much-needed resources for the Jewish community in dealing with sexual violence.
Segment 2
Vicki shared the difficulty survivors have in finding help with sexual abuse since many rabbis are not trained in handling these situations. In addition, sex offenders are often allowed to remain in the community without getting adequate help.
Segment 3
Vicki outlined the goals she has for The Awareness Center to provide educational certification for rabbis, cantors and other Jewish community leader. She also hopes to create an International Conference and a healing/retreat center for survivors.


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