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How can I support adult survivors of child sexual abuse when their trauma resurfaces?

July 31st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Healing from child sexual abuse (CSA) can be a lifelong journey. As national TA providers, we get lots of questions from adult survivors of CSA who are looking for referrals, resources and answers to some challenging questions.

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America’s Long, Slow About-Face on Domestic Violence from Real Clear Politics, 7/23/14

July 25th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

This article reviews the history of societal and justice responses to domestic violence throughout American history, noting where we stand today.

Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/07/23/americas_long_slow_about-face_on_domestic_violence__123425.html

DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans: Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem from ACL News, 7/9/14

July 17th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.

Read more: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Press_Releases/archive_ACL/2014/2014_07_09.aspx

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint from the New York Times, 7/12/14

July 15th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=3

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD from The Atlantic, 7/7/14

July 9th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments
“Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference.”

How can I support pregnant survivors accessing services?

July 1st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Pregnant WomanSince releasing the TA Guidance, Birth Doulas and Shelter Advocates: Creating Partnerships and Building Capacity [21 p], and hosting a webinar on Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse [1 hr 24 min], the NRCDV has received several TA questions about how advocates can support pregnant survivors accessing domestic violence related services. One of the NRCDV staff moonlights as a birth doula, or childbirth/labor companion, and she offers the following advice:
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