Sexual abuse survivors have a harder time with trust, setting boundaries and making friends than non-survivors do. A peer led community based support group can help survivors not only better understand the "why" behind some of their behaviors but also provide context, community and acceptance. This group is drop-in and welcoming to all female-identified survivors. Join us!
Almost 43% of female rape victims were under 18 when they were assaulted. 20% of undergraduate women report an attempted or completed rape. And 17% of women have experienced rape by an intimate partner.
Triggers from past trauma like abuse can surface anytime, even in situations that are seemingly unrelated to sexual assault. A peer support group can help.
Did you grow up feeling fear in your home? Have you ever been in a relationship that felt scary or unpredictable where you felt like you always had to be on guard?
If this sounds familiar, a domestic violence survivor support group might be a good option.
Sexual abuse suffered as a child or an adult can affect our physical health, emotional well being, relationships with our friends, family, children (even co-workers!) and so much more. Not everyone understands. Sometimes it's good to be with other women who get it.
A support group is a way that survivors can connect with others who have experienced something similar in a low-key, non-threatening space. My support groups are different than most abuse survivor support groups because they are peer-led. That means that I identify as a survivor myself. Click here to read more.
"Beyond Intimacy Issues: How Past Sexual Abuse Affects Women's Emotional and Physical Health Across a Lifetime"
I'll be speaking at North Carolina Sexual Health Conference in one of the first morning sessions. My topic will be, as always, helping professionals understand how past abuse might surface later in life, how to take a trauma-informed approach and why thinking of sexual abuse as a reason for sexual challenges is essential. Click here to register!