There is not one way survivors respond to trauma. It is not easy to tell someone you love that you have been assaulted, and many survivors remain unable, even years later, to tell those they love that they were violated out of shame and other emotions. Some, for fear of safety and lack of support, know they cannot tell their family. Yet there are other survivors who will tell those they love immediately and ask for support.
Therefore, our staff wanted to share with you some basic information, based on trauma informed research, our own experiences, and the experiences of the hundreds of survivors whom we have supported.Read More