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Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care
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Understanding what survivors of abuse experienced is critical to ensuring it never happens again.
People can register here: www.abuseincare.org.nz/survivors/register/
Barbershop movement urges abusive men to tackle traumatic pasts
The 'She is not your rehab' movement is empowering men to address domestic violence by healing from past traumas through honest conversations.
She Is Not Your Rehab was started by men from Christchurch barbershop My Father's Barbers.
The barbershop is known as a place "where men go to heal" and is now calling men to deal with their childhood pain and abuse, instead of projecting it onto their relationships.
Owner Matt Brown, an author, speaker and internationally-acclaimed barber, said his business had become a safe space where men could open up about the issues affecting them.
"This was a response to the men that sit in my chair and taking responsibility and healing ourselves, doing the work, whether it's getting help... talking to your friends or seeing a counsellor," Mr Brown said.
His clients ranged from boys to elderly men and many had experienced violent upbringings or felt the wounds of going through "the system and being in foster homes."
Matt Brown is an author, speaker and internationally-acclaimed barber
Full Story HERE
READING FOR RESILIENCE - BOOK LIST
Together with the Marlborough Libraries we’ve come up with another great list of books on Resilience! You can find it here:
READING FOR RESILIENCE.
Available from the Blenheim Library 😊
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