The last year and half has shown me just how many skills I’ve developed since experiencing trauma. For many of my friends and family, I’m the person to go to when sh*t hits the fan. “Hey you used to be a mess, maybe you can help?” Needless to say, I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls since April 2020.
You are not alone. Even in disasters, help is available.
The support of caring friends and family members can make a world of difference for survivors.
Our new resource collection shares opportunities to prevent sexual violence before, during, and after disasters.
Check out this sample curriculum using our tools on supporting advocates who work with male survivors.
How we talk about sexual violence matters. Whether you’re describing your center’s services to a friend, talking with a classroom of college students about preventing sexual harassment, or writing your agency’s newsletter, the words you use have an impact on how audiences understand those topics. They also have an impact on who sees themselves as eligible for your center’s services.