There Is No One Way To Be A Survivor Of Sexual Assault

by Amanda Mendoza Sexual violence impacts every aspect of an individual’s life, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Whether the perpetrator was a friend, family member, stranger, intimate partner, co-worker, or acquaintance, sexual assault is a traumatic experience. Because trauma affects everyone differently, there is no right or

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The Role of the YWCA in a Trauma Informed City

By Tracey Madden-Hennessey Trauma is described as a deeply distressing event that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope.(Center for Non-Violence and Social Justice). Many equate it with victims of violence, however, trauma can be created by many factors that include: • Interpersonal violence – such as abuse, rape, domestic violence,

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