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RECOVERY AND SUPPORT
SAST | Recovering from Sexual Assault is a Process | Additional Support for Survivors | Support for the Significant Other/Secondary Survivor
Books and Readings
The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault – Aphrodite Matsakis
Quest for Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape – Linda Braswell
Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault – Leila Ray Summerfield
Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor's Journal - Migael Scherer
Voices of Courage A book by twelve survivors of sexual assault - edited by Mike Domitrz
UW-Madison student survivor stories about dating violence.
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms – Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula
Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Ellen Bass & Laura Davis.
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Wendy Malz
Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman's Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland and Maxine Harris
The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse by Staci Haines
It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse by William Lee Carter
The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Laura Davis
Allies in Healing: When the Person you Love was Sexually Abused as a Child, For family, friends, and partners of survivors – Laura Davis
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse - Mike Lew
http://onestudent.org/ One Student provides students and their allies with programs,
resources, and opportunities to address sexual violence.
Find other organizations working to end sexual violence.
Pandora's Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articles and resources. They welcome all survivors of sexual violence. Has links to handouts on healthy sexuality after sexual assault, as well as many other issues concerning sexual assault.
After Silence is designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery of sexual violence. Their mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of their organization is a support group, message board, and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
http:www.healthysex.com Wesbsite committed to promoting healthy sexuality, with particular attention to survivors of sexual abuse.
Information from State and National Organizations
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault http://www.mncasa.org/
Minnesota Violence Against Women http://www.vaw.umn.edu/
Feminist Majority Foundation/Sexual
Assault Resources http://www.feminist.org/911/
National Sexual Violence Resource Center http://www.nsvrc.org/
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.ncadv.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. http://www.rainn.org/
Involvement in Prevention Education and Action
Men Can Stop Rape,
Inc. (MCSR) is an international
organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures
free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
PAVE Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment is
a national, grassroots nonprofit. PAVE uses education and action to
shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence. http://pavingtheway.net/
Date Safe Project provides strong and positive voices for discussing
sexual assault awareness, healthy dating, and specifically addressing
A Long Walk Home is an organization that uses art therapy and
the visual and performance arts to document, to educate and to bring
about social change and healing from trauma. http://www.alongwalkhome.org/
Clothesline Project was created to address the issue of violence
against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express
their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a
clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence
against women. http://www.clotheslineproject.
Sexual Offense Services respond to the problems of sexual violence
by providing crisis intervention, prevention, and education to increase
community awareness of sexual violence in order to create a more supportive
environment for victims. Become a trained advocate. http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/
Additional Support For Survivors
African American Women Survivors http://www.lorirobinson.com/
South Asian Women Survivors http://www.narika.org/
Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors http://www.apiahf.org/
Latino Survivors http://www.arte-sana.com/
Survivors with Disabilities http://www.advocateweb.org/
Lesbian and Gay Survivors:
Transgender Survivors http://www.forge-forward.org/