Tag - sexual abuse


10 Tips for Friends and Family of Sexual Violence Survivors

A collaborative effort by Kristine Irwin and Nikki Wolvert-Feller.   Regardless of how advanced our society has become, rape hasn’t become a subject that is easily discussed in public. And while sexual assault is often used for its broader definition and to lessen triggers, media outlets have often times substituted sexual assault when rape was …


Linked: Sexual violence, mental health, & substance abuse

**Warning – the following guest post contains discussion and/or mention of: sexual violence and methods of sexual violence (grooming, threatening), mental health (including suicide, eating disorders, depression, PTSD, and anxiety), and substance abuse.** Sexual abuse and assault (sexual violence) are frequently at the root of a range of psychiatric disorders. Mental health challenges for survivors …


He’s a Criminal -Not a Kid Who Made a Mistake

Unless you live under a rock, you might have heard about the Stanford swimmer who raped an unconscious girl behind a dumpster. The 20-year-old’s name is Brock Allen Turner. If you know me personally, you know that I have a huge heart for sexual assault survivors. Sometimes when news stories break, I have to collect my thoughts before …