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Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
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April, 2021

Welcome to the second installment in our 3-part series on grounding and anxiety management with young children! In this series we are focusing on simple, fun, and helpful activities that you can teach anyone in your family, including young children, to help them cope with stressors and anxiety. For our second activity, we will be learning how to make a "Worry Box".

Worry Box
Create a fun, bonding experience with your child by teaching them how to cope and deal with worries and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Training Tools
  • Guides & Activities
  • Awareness Raising
An exploration into liberation-based healing
Webinar
April, 2021

Colonialism and coloniality imposed a way of organizing relations of production, cosmologies, ways of knowing and being in which individuals, families and communities adapted and transformed adversity. Sexual violence was central to the process of mestizaje that took place in Central, South and the Southern U. S. and created more complex categories of oppression. In this workshop, I discuss the meanings and impacts of sexual violence in reorganizing power, gender, class, race and sexual…

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
PDF
April, 2021

Vicarious Trauma is a term that identifies the emotional residue of exposure that providers have from working with people as they are hearing their trauma stories and becoming witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror that trauma survivors have endured (Perlman & Saakvitne, 1995). It can have a negative impact on a provider both personally and professionally. The impact varies from feeling “burned out” and unmotivated — all the way to feeling a sense of overall hopelessness and pessimism…

Topic
  • Management
Digging up the roots of child sexual abuse
Webinar
April, 2021

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a pandemic that impacts almost every single social justice issue. Long before the COVID-pandemic arrived, CSA survivors knew first hand about surviving the CSA pandemic while sheltering in place with their harm-doers. Children are often always sheltering in place. This roundtable conversation featuring diasporic Black survivors of childhood and adult sexual violence focuses on how cultural work, poetry, and education are resources and tools to respond and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • African Americans
  • CSA Prevention
In Their Own Words
PDF & Printed Materials
April, 2021

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" center First Peoples' healing work to address sexual violence and survive colonization.

Topic
  • Native Americans
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 1 of 3
PDF
March, 2021

As we continue slogging through the “new normal” dictated by the ongoing pandemic, it is expected and natural that both parents and children are struggling with increased anxiety. This can be made worse by a forced lack of privacy such as, the whole family trying to work from home and/or do online schooling while in one enclosed space. In situations like these, additional tools for support are super useful. We will be focusing on a few coping strategies that are simple enough that even very…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
February, 2021

Vicarious trauma is a consequence of working within the field of sexual assault and domestic violence. Research shows that it impacts most practitioners at some point in their careers, yet few organizations have policies in place to prevent or mitigate its negative effects. In this training you will learn about factors that contribute to vicarious trauma, how it can impact staff members, and how to create supportive practices to address the vicarious trauma needs within your organization…

Topic
  • Supervision
for Sexual Assault Survivors
Webinar
February, 2021

This webinar discusses a trauma-informed, whole-person approach to legal advocacy. It covers civil legal options available to sexual assault survivors in Washington State including protection orders, housing rights, small claims, immigration, Title IX, and employment rights.

Topic
  • Civil Legal System
Working with Families
Webinar
December, 2020

Sibling sexual abuse impacts families in multiple ways, and working with parents to manage the impact of this is challenging. This webinar offers education on sibling sexual abuse, the typical systemic response to it, and ideas for how to increase the safety of the victim, who often must remain living with the perpetrator.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Facilitating with Confidence
Webinar
October, 2020

As advocates we help survivors navigate responses to trauma on a daily basis. We are used to working with survivors one-on-one to deal with responses like anger, disassociation, anxiety, fear, guilt, difficulty concentrating, and low self-esteem. However, when these same responses show up in the midst of a support group it can feel challenging. This 90-minute training will address ways to not only support survivors experiencing trauma responses during group sessions, but to plan for some of…

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  • Support Groups