Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

April 9 Program Agenda

"The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse, Trauma, and Oppression"

Tiombe Wallace, MFT, feminist therapist, educator, and activist working to empower survivors and communities.


Thursday, April 9, 2015


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 10:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 2 CEUs to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $20 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Contact info: (562) 492-6503

Tiombe Wallace, MFT Tiombe Wallace is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 19 years experience as a feminist therapist, educator, and activist working to empower survivors and communities. As the owner of two private practice and consulting businesses, she provides individual and group therapy for survivors, consultation on curriculum and program development, clinical supervision, oppression/diversity training, law enforcement training, and speaking engagements for social services, universities, youth programs, crisis services, and counselor/mentor certification courses.

She received dual Bachelor’s degrees from Scripps College in Claremont in Psychology and Women’s Studies and her Master’s in Counseling: Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. She was the Director of Counseling Services for the Sexual Assault Crisis Agency, working at the rape crisis center for over 12 years, until its closure in 2009. Her specializations include feminist therapy, trauma-informed care, sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse, as well as advocacy for survivors with disabilities and mental illness, health advocacy, working with communities of color, and other anti-oppression work.

In addition to her private practice, Tiombe helped to establish Bridges to Healing, Inc., a Counseling and Training center that provides specialized therapy, training and advocacy to promote healing of trauma, oppression and marginalization. She is a Subject Matter Expert on Sexual Assault for the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and a trainer and consultant for U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Program Training and Technical Assistance Institutes (TTI) across the nation. She also teaches Domestic Violence Intervention and Victimology in the Human Services program in her home town of Long Beach, California.

The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse, Trauma, and Oppression is an interactive workshop for people working in the fields child abuse, domestic and sexual violence. The presentation is designed to explore the aftermath of sexual victimization through the lens of survivors’ experiences. The presenter will demonstrate this through the stories from her experience of working exclusively with survivors of sexual violence in various settings, including private psychotherapy practice, rape crisis centers, family counseling and family preservation programs, locked psychiatric programs, hotlines, Sexual Assault Response Teams, and the criminal justice system. The workshop is designed to help participants gain insight into the survivors’ experiences with the perpetrator before, during, and after sexual abuse/assault, as well as the impact these details have on the survivor’s future mental health, family dynamics, and decisions regarding participation in the criminal justice system.

The presentation will explore the survivors’ experiences of the grooming and manipulation tactics, the trust built with the abuser and the complexities of this “relationship”. The presenter will also discuss the survivors’ spectrum of responses to the abuse, including variations in how trauma manifests in particular populations.  The presentation will help participants become familiar with the specific impact of the survivors’ perceptions and internalization of being targeted or specifically manipulated due to her/his own identities, including gender, race, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, religion, etc. These factors will be discussed as they relate to the survivors’ willingness to participate in the criminal or restorative justice process, family interventions, or any other services. The workshop will aid participants in observing these crimes in the personal and social context of the survivor and understanding how targeting of certain populations is used to intensify the impact of sexual violence.

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