Sexual Abuse

December 17, 2019
Sexual Assault and Violence against women of color.

The Hope of Posttraumatic Growth: After the Nightmare is Over, Trauma Survivors May Experience Profound Positive Changes

Traumatic events haunt some people for their entire lives. Survivors who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may relive the trauma through flashbacks and dreams; they may […]
September 13, 2019
Intergenerational Trauma and PTSD

Enduring Legacies: The Causes and Consequences of Intergenerational Trauma

Trauma has the power to derail lives. People who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or life-threatening event may experience chronic […]
August 12, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein Mug Shot

Sexual Predator Jeffrey Epstein and the Power of Privilege

Sex trafficking takes place in the seediest of motel rooms and in the most extravagant mansions of the rich and famous. Traffickers come from a diverse […]
August 9, 2019
Sexual Assault Triggers

Supporting Trauma Survivors Through Triggers

When someone we love hurts, we want to help. We offer comfort, band-aids, food, words of encouragement – anything we can think of to help promote […]
August 2, 2019
Human Trafficking Trauma and PTSD

Walking Through a Field of Landmines: Survivors of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Struggle to Negotiate Trauma Triggers

A woman is raped when she is seventeen. Twenty years later, she smells the cologne her rapist wore the night of the attack on the person […]