Truths About Trauma
When someone has a horrific event, almost every section of the human brain is affected. Trauma is a severely disturbing, destressing, and damaging experience. It has been six years since that horrible night that I was raped by an elder of the church I attended at that time. That violation dramatically changed my life on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, financial, social and most of all spiritual. It was catalytic in nature. It was a force that became a demarcation, a mark in time from the life I knew to a new life totally unknown to me.
Resources For Survivors
The advocate helps the victim get acclimated in the process of recovery. They assist survivors in navigating through the cycles grief and trauma.
Attorneys help the survivor through the legal process. Felony cases are filed by the District Attorney. Civil cases can be filed by the victim. Find an attorney with experience in sex assault cases.
Children’s services focus on the needs of children 17 years of age or younger. CPS, foster care, child support groups, trauma services, family shelters, etc.
Mental health disorder is a wide range of conditions that affects our emotional, psychological, mental and social well-being. Sexual assault survivors experience mental health challenges.
Professional counselors and therapists are very important to a sex crime survivor. They help the survivor navigate the different degrees of grief and trauma.
Human trafficking is the action of illegally transporting people from one country or state to another for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Support groups are safe environments for victims of sex crimes that provide encouragement, empowerment, empathy, and understanding They are very beneficial for the healing journey.