Monday, April 23, 2012

May 3rd--Guest Speaker Will Address Domestic Abuse Issues

Our May 3rd meeting Sisters in Crime meeting will focus on domestic abuse, including signs of a domestic abuser and the abused, how abuse starts, how it escalates, and where and what kind of help a person can expect.

Our guest speaker, Becky Callaham, M.ED, LPC, has plenty of expert knoweldge and experience in dealing with abuse victims. She's worked in human services since 1986. For the last 12 years, she's worked at Safe Harbor increasing her responsibilities from shelter counselor to Executive Director. Safe Harbor provides domestic violence prevention, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional housing and community education for the Upstate of South Carolina.

Becky earned a BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston, an M.ED in Counseling from Clemson University, and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

She started her career while still in college working part time at a homeless shelter in Charleston, SC. It was during this time that she developed a passion for working with people who have been oppressed and marginalized.

She spent 10 years working at Gateway House, an internationally recognized rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. She worked with these individuals, assisting them to rebuild their lives in areas of housing, employment, education and overall quality of life.

As usual, we'll meet Thursday, May 3 at the Runway CafĂ©, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Pre-dinner fellowship begins around 6:15. If you’re planning to dine with us, please order ahead of time. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the Ms. Callaham’s discussion starting at 7:00. Even if you can’t eat, but you plan to attend, let us know so we can ensure we provide enough seats. For menu information, see our blog/ Ellis has agreed to collect everyone’s dinner order at Remember, if you order and fail to attend, you still have to pay, and we will enjoy your food.