Recovering from Sexual Violence
Recovering from sexual assault or abuse is a process, and that process looks different for everyone. It may take weeks, months, or years: there’s no timetable for healing.
Here are some resources to help you navigate the process.
- How Can Therapy Help? - If you decide to seek support from a therapist after sexual assault or abuse, you may have some questions. That’s perfectly normal. Working with a therapist can help you deal with some of the challenges you may be facing.
- Safety Planning - Brainstorming ways to stay safe may help reduce the risk of future harm.
- Self-Care After Trauma - Whether it happened recently or years ago, self-care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault.
- Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media - Movies and TV shows that show sexual assault, incest, and child sexual abuse can be very difficult for survivors to watch.
- Airport Security for Survivors - Airport security can be stressful for any traveler, but for some survivors of sexual assault the security screening process is a little more sensitive.