Survivor Support

Resources:

Local:
http://www.ucasa.org/

https://www.raperecoverycenter.org/

Currently (Dec., 2017) there are 22 locations (called Children Justice Centers) in Utah where children 14 and under can go to be interviewed and receive support for childhood sexual abuse. To locate one in your area contact: http://www.cjcslc.org/

National resources:

www.malesurvivor.org

www.1in6.org

www.rainn.org and their hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Books:

“The Sum of My Parts” by Olga Trujillo

Olga Trujillo gives us a rare and courageous look inside the psyche’s response to trauma. This deeply moving book carefully reveals how Olga developed, lived with and eventually healed from dissociative identity disorder, and comes to thrive.

“The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk explains how trauma and its resulting stress harms us through physiological changes to body and brain, and that those harms can persist throughout life. Excess stress can predispose us to everything from diabetes to heart disease, maybe even cancer. Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read that can get technical. Stay with it, though: van der Kolk has a lot to say, and the struggle and resilience of his patients is very moving. Full review here:  https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429941-200-the-lifelong-cost-of-burying-our-traumatic-experiences/

 

 

 

 

 

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