SNAP World Conference - April 2013
An assembly for those who have experience of child sexual abuse
The first SNAP World Conference on institutional, clergy and sexual abuse was held in Dublin, Ireland over three days: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, 2013. People who have experienced violence and sexual abuse, their loved ones, and supporters from around the world gathered to support each other, to learn from experts, and share experiences in a safe and confidential setting.
The weekend included presentations by renowned speakers with expertise on clergy sex abuse, institutional abuse, legal issues, emotional and physical trauma healing and more. We heldgroup presentations, and also many smaller, break-out sessions on a variety of relevant issues. We also provided small, confidential support group sessions for men and for women. Everyone had an opportunity to be heard.
See videos of our conference speakers on this page.
SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priest) is a United States-based organization founded in Chicago in 1988. We are an independent and confidential non-profit organization with over 12,000 members world-wide. SNAP has helped thousands of American sex-abuse survivors by offering in-person support through monthly self-help group meetings in our many chapters across the country. We also offer support over the phone, online, and at our regional and national conferences. We work through various means to help educate the public with the goal of ensuring that future generations of children will be safe.
SNAP President Barbara Blaine opens the conference with welcome remarks to the attendees.
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