Connections Between Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and Assault
Traumatic brain injuries are life-altering for the victim and their loved ones. In this blog, I provide an overview of TBIs, the link between TBIs and assault, and ways to support a loved one who is experiencing a TBI.
The Different Experiences of LGBTQ+ Survivors
LGBTQ+ is an umbrella term that encompasses many identities. All of those identities are important and they all carry their own different experiences. People that hold those different identities are often victimized in different ways. It’s important to uplift and bring awareness to those specific experiences in order to validate the experiences of survivors.
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Intervals
In 2016, guidelines changed to now recommend the collection of vaginal samples in a sexual assault kit up to 5 days after the incident, an increase from a previous 3 day interval. With technological advances and new research, there is a potential for this time to be extended even further. Here we provide an overview of the collection intervals by state, including some proactive states that have already extended their collection intervals.
I hope my story can remind you that what happens to us doesn’t define who we are, your essence is still there and you should be living the life you deserve.
Healthcare Considerations for the LGBTQ+ Community
Affirming a person’s identity is suicide prevention. In this article, I discuss the reasons why being LGBTQ+ friendly as a healthcare provider is imperative to the safety and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community.
Considerations for Sex Work and it’s Workers
The oldest profession has existed under varying conditions and statuses of legality throughout the world and time. Learn about different types of sex work, the difference between sex work and sex trafficking, cultural and safety considerations for sex workers, and how different legal statues impact sex workers.
Grooming: How Can We Protect Children From Online Grooming
With children being online more it can be difficult to know what is happening in the virtual world. These red flags may not mean that a child is experiencing online grooming however they could be indicators to check in and have a conversation.
BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
Talking about mental health in BIPOC communities is important to bring awareness to the mental health struggles of BIPOC communities, know where we need to improve services, and how we can support those who need mental health interventions.
Stalking in Cyberspace
Many stalkers utilize technology to harass their victims, learn about helpful tips if you think you may be the victim of cyberstalking.
The Effects of Trauma: How Sexual assault and Suicide are Connected
Learn how sexual assault and suicide are connected and how thoughts of suicide impact victims and their loved ones.