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Building Resilience: Conversations with and about Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Building Resilience: Conversations is a 12 episode podcast series for rural advocates about serving adult survivors of child sexual abuse. These resources will help rural advocacy programs understand the ways that child sexual abuse impacts survivors throughout the lifespan and how the impact and healing of child sexual abuse manifests into adulthood.

Trauma in my Pocket: Social Media and Memories of Sexual Harassment after Field Research

I did my PhD field research in Nairobi, Kenya, over the period of about nine months over 2019 and 2020. I was doing a qualitative study of strategies for wellbeing among Congolese refugees in the city and met some of the most incredible people I’ve ever known. Unfortunately, my time was also peppered with experiences of sexual harassment, particularly at the hands of two of my male informants. These men were both leaders in their respective communities and acted as ‘gatekeepers,’ controlling the level of access I had to large numbers of participants.

Five Lessons From a Rape Survivor on Finding Peace Through the Pandemic

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.

Resources for Survivors of Violence, Disasters, and Other Traumatic Experiences JL Heinze Mon, 10/25/2021

You are not alone. Even in disasters, help is available.