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Format: 2018-11-17
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More holiday strategies

“I still don’t know why someone would wait so many years to report a sexual assault.”

“I’d have given him a knuckle sandwich. Hey, pass the cranberry sauce?”

Welcome to the second post-MeToo holidays.

The next few weeks can be a rough time of year for many. For survivors of sexual assault and abuse, family visits can be particularly stressful, and maybe even unsafe.

Tiempo de Volar

(English)

Recuperarse del trauma del abuso sexual infantil es difícil en cualquier circunstancia, no importan quiénes, o de dónde seamos, pero puede parecer imposible para muchas mujeres inmigrantes.

Las barreras idiomáticas, el complicado sistema de justicia y el temor a que pedir ayuda pueda poner en peligro su seguridad y la de su familia son sólo algunas de las razones que hacen que muchas sobrevivientes de abuso sexual carguen solas con el peso de su historia.

Tiempo de Volar Helps Heal

(Espanol)

Healing from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse is difficult regardless of who you are or where you’re from. But it can feel impossible to many migrant survivors. Language barriers, complicated systems of criminal justice, and the belief that asking for help could very well jeopardize your personal or family safety are a few reasons many migrant survivors simply carry their trauma burden alone.

When disclosure is delayed

By Mary Ellen Stone, Executive Director

Over the last four decades, KCSARC has helped thousands of adults and children who have survived sexual assault and abuse. We provide a 24-hour Resource Line, legal advocacy, therapy, family education and other direct support. These services help alleviate the trauma of sexual assault, and help hold perpetrators accountable. 

KCSARC Statement on Pennsylvania Clergy Abuse Report

 
A Note to Supporters from Mary Ellen Stone, KCSARC Executive Director
 

BETTER CONNECTING OUR AREA’S COMPLEX SYSTEMS TO BETTER SUPPORT SURVIVORS

In the months after #MeToo began trending on social media, there was a 56% increase to KCSARC’s 24-Hour Resource Line. While we never could have predicted that this hashtag would take off in the fall of 2017, we have known for a long time that survivors need more, and better connected, supportive services. And we have been preparing to expand our services across the county.

King County is uniquely complex, with 39 law enforcement jurisdictions, three courthouses, 28 hospitals, and eight Child Protective Services offices.

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