I am putting together a session outline for Session 4 (Thinking about my family, Family planning, Sexuality, Intimate partner violence, and Preterm Labor) and a suggested activity is Safe Spaces. The gist of the activity is to create difficult scenarios and give participants time to discuss in small groups how to deal with their scenarios.
I am looking for ideas of places I could find suggested scenarios. This is my first Centering group so I don't have a lot of experience I can draw on to develop them. Any ideas for where I could find challenging scenarios about intimate partner violence, relationship issues, parenting, or access to social resources?
Hi Taylor, I have never use this activity, and have had to give it some thought........ Hope my free thinking helps a little. One such scenario is easily found in the similar activity called "Dear Centering" on page 90 in the same guide. Others, off the top of my head might be: My husband (significant other) gets angry and sometimes punches the wall when he drinks, I have to hide as am scared that he will hurt me or the baby. My husband seems to ignore me, and if I try to reach out he snaps and screams at me calling me names, sometimes he even slaps me. I don't know what to do, if I wasn't pregnant, I would leave. Some ideas - hopefully helpful! Thanks for asking .