The MONARCA GROUP is a monthly peer support group for women impacted by trauma, which can result from many different types of situations. The group's purpose is to foster healing through the grace of God, a loving community and personal empowerment through education.
Defining Trauma: Lasting adverse effects on an individual's functioning, and mental, physical, social, emotional, and/or spiritual well-being, resulting from the exposure to an incident or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life threatening.
Some of those adverse effects could be: concentration/memory problems, fear, sadness, irritability or anger, feeling nervous, jumpy or on high alert, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and difficulty feeling positive emotions, relationship problems, social withdrawal.
The MONARCA GROUP aims to educate on various forms and effects of trauma, offering women tools and resources to help facilitate their recovery in a confidential, supportive environment.