If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape, this is the place to find support and get advice. If you want, discuss your experience, share your feelings, and meet others going through a similar situation.
To all of you that contributed I wish to say a great big thankyou for your thoughts. My presentation went really well and I was able to help the group identify the difficulties that people affected by rape and sexual abuse face.
The presentation consisted of the group identifying what rape is and who it can affect and how. We considered the social stereotyping and how that increases the need for silence. Self Blame and Rape trauma syndrome were covered and also as training counsellors what we need to be able to offer our clients.
I put together a board with your thoughts and poems so the group had an opportunity to see for themselves a cross section of feelings.
I felt really privillaged to have you as a part of the presentation and you gave me the confidence to see it through.
Thank you all so much.
The feedback from the group was positive and they said how much more they understood and how they had been grateful for an deeper insight. Some said they felt more aware and confident, better informed and with more knowledge of what to do with clients that face the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.