Support For Survivors
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Because We Are Not Alone (BWANA) A confidential, on-campus group offering support and facilitating healing and coping. Open to Macalester students of any gender who have experienced sexual violence (sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, and other forms of non-consensual sexual contact). For a required pre-group phone screening, contact Health & Wellness Center Counselor Liz Schneider-Bateman at 651-696-6204.
Queer Survivor A free, confidential, off-campus support group for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence or past or present sexual abuse. Facilitated by the Anti-Violence Program of OutFront Minnesota and meets weekly at the Minneapolis offices of OutFront Minnesota. To learn more or sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Find listings of other local, state, and national organizations that provide support and resources here.
Providing students and their allies with programs, resources, and opportunities to address sexual violence.
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.
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.
Website committed to promoting healthy sexuality, with particular attention to survivors of sexual abuse.