Support Groups

A Manual for Facilitators of Therapeutic Support Groups
Book
January, 1991

Facilitation

This manual contains information about the healing process for adult survivors, group facilitation, and self-contained sessions for facilitators of therapy groups.

  1. Facilitation
  2. Support Groups
  3. Therapy/Treatment: Adult Survivors/Partners of Survivors
  • Author: Yamamoto-Nading, /Stringer DeAnn, /Gayle.
  • Publisher: King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, 1991.
Topics
Guides & Activities, Support Groups, Therapy
For Dynamic Support Groups
Webinar
June, 2017

Each support group comes with its own successes and challenges, starting with the intake and continuing until the last group meeting.  This webinar will address common issues that come up when completing the intake process as well as group dynamics which can be challenging.  We will work through things like: over/under participation in group, group members clashing, no-shows,  group retention, boundary issues, and times when group feels like it might be going off the rails.  Webinar…

Topics
Support Groups
A Guide for Conducting Effective Psychoeducational Support Groups, Second Edition 2014
PDF & Hard Copy
June, 2014

A particularly successful method of working with survivors of sexual assault and trauma is by bringing survivors together in groups. Groups are an effective tool in providing support, validation, connection, healing, empathy, and giving hope. At the core of all sexual assault is disempowerment and disconnection. To assist in recovery, empowerment and connection is key.

It is amazing to witness the transformation that many survivors make because of these groups — because they realize…

Topics
Support Groups
How to keep Psychoeducational Support Group Members Coming Back
Webinar
April, 2013

This webinar will be focused on techniques and suggestions for building in community and participant retention. Psycho-educational support groups create a community in which members offer and receive support, validation, connection, healing and hope. Community requires commitment and connection, but maintaining group attendance after the first couple of weeks can be a challenge. How frustrating is it to start out with a group of 10 committed group members and watch the number dwindle weekly…

Topics
Support Groups
A Practitioner's Guide
Book
January, 2000

Carel Camerer, Lynn Damiano. Easy to follow manual presents techniques for working with groups of children who have been sexually abused.

  1. Treatment
  2. Sexual Abuse Children
  3. Play Therapy Therapy/Treatment: Children
  • Author: Grotsky, Lynn.
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, 2000.
Topics
Child Sexual Abuse, CSA Prevention, Support Groups
Book
January, 2003

A workshop manual for counselors of women survivors of sexual violence.

  1. Women
  2. Counselors
  3. Survivors
  4. Sexual Violence
  5. Therapy
  6. Treatment
  7. Sexual Identity
  • Publisher: PCAR, 2003.
Topics
Guides & Activities, Support Groups, Therapy
PDF & Hard Copy
August, 2009

This Guide is a supplement to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs' (WCSAP) general guide to psychoeducational support groups, Circle of Hope. Circle of Hope provides excellent information about the nature of psychoeducational groups and how they differ from self-help and therapy groups. In addition, there is information about how to select participants, work with a co-facilitator, establish a curriculum, handle the inevitable concerns that arise in the course of running…

Topics
IPSV, Support Groups
A Guide to Psychoeducational Support Groups for Latin@ Survivors of Sexual Violence
PDF & Hard Copy
June, 2016

The Circle of Hope "Latin@ Support Group Guide" is intended to provide a basic outline for support group facilitators that are seeking to establish or enhance sexual assault support groups for adult Latin@ survivors in Washington State. Recognizing the expertise current facilitators have working with Latin@ survivors and also acknowledging the need for new facilitators to obtain a basic foundation to build upon, this guide provides generalized guidelines for structuring, marketing, and…

Topics
Latinx, Guides & Activities, Support Groups
Be a Leader
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2011

No matter what your formal position, you can be a leader in advocating for services to address Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV). Often, it takes just one dedicated individual to initiate these much-needed services.

Do your homework

Even if you are a very experienced advocate, it is crucial to educate yourself thoroughly on Intimate Partner Sexual Violence. Two great starting places: the book…

Topics
IPSV, Support Groups
Speaking Out about Lesbian Battering
Book
January, 1986

Essays tell the stories of battered lesbians and discuss community organizing activities, support groups, and the possible causes of this form of domestic violence

  1. Essays
  2. Lesbian Battering
  3. Domestic Violence
  • Edited by: Kerry Lobel,National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Lesbian Task Force.
  • Publisher: Seal Press, 1986.
Topics
LGBTQ, Support Groups

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