Some victims of childhood abuse perpetuate the cycle of violence; yet others grow to be safe, nurturing adults. Some choose to become the rescuers and healers - social workers, victim advocates, therapists, physicians and police officers. Why do some victims lose decades of their lives to drug addiction and other self-destructive behaviors while others turn out to be healthy, stable, well-functioning adults? How can we influence which path they will This dynamic, upbeat program identifies seven key steps that can help victims to overcome trauma and to develop a "survivor's perspective." Attendees will learn how to use the "language of resiliency" to identify and to reinforce victims' strengths thereby positively impacting both their self-perceptions and their life scripts. Participants will learn how to foster resiliency in their clients' lives and also in their own follow?