Supporting Loved Ones of Survivors

Mar 12, 2024 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Mar 12, 2024


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Sexual violence impacts everyone and often creates isolation, shame and silence for the survivor and those close to them. The psychiatric, physical, emotional and social costs are detrimental. Supportive loved ones and allies often respond to the trauma with “shock, helplessness, rage and so on, and can parallel the affective responses of the survivor in the acute post-traumatic period.”
Join us March 12 at 11 a.m. to learn about Brave Step’s new evidence-based program for loved ones and allies of sexual violence survivors. To create a more systemic approach to serving this underserved community, Brave Step created its Loved Ones program, a six-session psychoeducation curricula that:
Teaches allies and loved ones about the impact of sexual violence,
Educates them on their role as an ally,
Equips them with knowledge and skills,
Offers support from others in similar experiences,
Creates space to begin to process their trauma, and
Demonstrates ways to support the survivor and themselves.
You will also learn how your organization can refer loved ones and/or be trained as a curriculum facilitator in the near future.

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