Addressing the harm done is key for the healing of those harmed, as well as the broader community. Circles also offer an opportunity for children that cause the harm to more fully understand the impact of their behavior and to take meaningful accountability. This session provides a brief overview of the theory and practice of restorative justice and circles, along with examples of ways circles can be used for prevention and intervention with sexually harmful behaviors.
Since 1976, Cordelia has been doing a wide range of work to promote sexual health and prevent sexual harm. Since 1992, she’s operated her own training and consultation business based in Minneapolis, MN. She is author of “The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture,” (2011, updated 2017) and “Fired Up,” (2014) a play based on survivors stories about child sexual abuse/exploitation. In her over 4 decades of this work she’s conducted over 2,700 presentations. For over 20 years she was on the board of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and remains on the ATSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) prevention committee.
Cordelia has an MA in Human Development (St. Mary’s University) with a focus on sexuality and sexual violence.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. endexploitationsummit.com/