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A Survivor's Story

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A Survivor's Story

Olga's critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available. Presented in four ten-minute segments, this insightful documentary has proven a powerful training tool and a lifeline for those beginning their own journey towards survival.

Olga grew up in a family ravaged by violence. In this intimate account of her life, Olga shares the terror of witnessing her father’s brutal attacks on her mother, and reveals the physical, sexual and emotional abuse she herself endured. With candor and astounding clarity, she unravels the connections between her childhood abuse and the rapes she suffered as a teenager and young woman. Her inspirational story sheds light on the complexities of coping with trauma, the struggle towards healing and what it means to truly survive.

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This program is ideal for:

  • Conferences
  • Staff/volunteer trainings: domestic violence and sexual assault programs,
  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Roll call trainings for law enforcement
  • Judicial trainings
  • Child Welfare staff trainings
  • Law school classes
  • Masters programs: psychology, social work, criminology
  • Private client screenings

Upcoming Events

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EVAW International Conference

April 06, 2015

Keynote on the Impact of Physical and Sexual Violence and Workshops on Representing Survivors who have Experienced Trauma and Understanding ...
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20th Annual New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference

April 13, 2015

 Olga will conduct the opening plenary and several workshops. She will also be signing copies of her book "The Sum of My ...
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Praxis Advocacy Learning Center

April 15, 2015

 Olga will be part of the faculty for the Advocacy Learning Center developed and conducted by Praxis International.
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