Resources for Victim-Survivors

You get to choose the paths to healing that are right for you.

The process of recovering from SA or CSA differs for everyone, and there's no one correct answer. Understanding your options can help you choose what's best for you.

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When it comes to disclosing SA or CSA, the choice is entirely yours; you have complete control over sharing your story, and you deserve to make informed decisions about who gets to hear your story, what you want to share, how you share it, and whether you share it publicly or not.

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100% safety at any gathering is never guaranteed, but thorough SA and CSA prevention policies can help deter potential predators. For convention-ground-owners, thorough policies can show due-diligence in case something happens on your property.

These questions can help you decide how safe you feel attending or hosting a convention.

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When we’re stressed — whether because of difficult conversations or triggering experiences — our body puts us back into a state of emotional dysregulation. This free video from The Institute of Trauma and Psychological Safety can help you break out of a triggered state and feel safe again. Watch the video, or download a step-by-step pdf.

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Emotional regulation is what helps us control how we experience and navigate our emotions. Practicing emotional regulation can help us respond to difficult situations in a way that is healthy and helpful to us and others.

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When considering whether to share your story publicly, preparation is key. For many, the act of sharing their stories can be transformative, and even healing. And yet. Speaking publicly about an issue that many people are unwilling to confront can be a harrowing and even retraumatizing experience. “Your Voice, Your Choice” is all about helping you think through the challenges you may encounter when you come forward with your story.

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This pamphlet provides guidance to survivors of sexual abuse who are considering speaking publicly about their experiences.

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You do not have to tell anyone about what happened to you. However, many survivors find comfort in confiding in others. Here are some tips and tricks for taking as much control as you can over your disclosure NOT their reactions.

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This article contains some things that may help you make the decision about what you might disclose and to who you want to disclose it.

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