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Experiences of Motherhood That Contribute to the Recovery Processes of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual AbuseDownload
The experiences of motherhood and recovery among six female survivors of child sexual abuse were explored with the purpose of furthering our understanding of how motherhood can promote and contribute to sexual assault recovery processes. It has been well-established that child sexual abuse can...
Integrating and African-Centred Clinical Pastoral Therapy Approach to the Healing of Women Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide: A Personal DialogueDownload
The purpose of this research was to understand the impact of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide on seven female survivors and how those survivors dealt with issues of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Another aim was to determine what these women’s lives are like now, how they have been coping...
The literature available on First Nations women from a Euro-Western Canadian perspective has painted a bleak, shortsighted, narrow image of the Native woman. Euro-Western societal structures acknowledge that the Aboriginal woman is at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid, and such structural...
Middle-Aged and Older Adult Walking and Hiking Groups of Cochrane, Alberta: How Outdoor Group Exercise Influences Perceptions of Health, Healing, and DiseaseDownload
Middle-aged and older adult walking and hiking groups of Cochrane had unique perceptions of health and healing due to their activities, the equipment they used, the environments they explored, and the relationships they developed. Past anthropological research has focused on aging, ethnomedicine,...
Sadly there are no diaries of the Grandmothers Healing Ancestral Wounds - An Exploration of Two Grandfather's Personal Mennonite Texts, 1852 - 1945Download
Before I began my studies at St. Stephen’s College, I had observed that I felt weary and trapped by traditional descriptions of God. As early as my first few classes I began to see the parallel myth of the Divine Feminine, something I had never been taught in my religious background. It ignited...
This research examines the life journeys of three Métis women in an attempt to discover whether each individual’s healing process from a traumatic experience or experiences brought spiritual transformation, and if so, was that spiritual transformation rooted in a reclaiming of their Métis...