Resources about Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Healthy Relationships, and Helping a Friend

On Saturday, September 29, 2018 we partnered with Take Back the Night , offering a special yoga class called Shine Your Light Yoga, in conjunction with many other studios around the country. We are grateful to all who attended, joining together to hold those who have experienced sexual trauma and violence in love and support.

Katie Koestner, Executive Director of TBTN, compiled this resource for further support, education and healing.

May you be happy, may you live with ease, may you be free from suffering …

With love,

Karen


Thank you for wanting to learn more about sexual assault and healthy relationships. The trauma of sexual assault impacts each survivor differently. The resources listed here provide many ways to learn more about this issue. Please know there are many resources available and lots of ways to learn more about these topics. This is just a start.

Get Involved!

If you know already that you’d like to get involved, intern, please visit TakeBackTheNight.org and fill out the form to volunteer or intern! Internships are available for winter and summer breaks, as well as the possibility of a one semester or one‐year internship.

Websites with More Information

  •  TakeBackTheNight.org
    Foundation striving to end sexual violence and coordinate efforts for Take Back the Night marches and rallies around the globe.

  •  RAINN.org
    This web site offers resources for sexual assault survivors and their supporters. It houses many useful resources such as information about incest and abuse, counseling in both English and Spanish, and lists of counseling centers near you.

  •  isurvive.org
    Designed specifically for survivors of childhood sexual assault and rape, this site offers message boards and group chats that create a sense of community among survivors and lists of books written to specifically help survivors of childhood sexual traumas.

  •  Malesurvivor.org
    This web site is for male survivors of sexual assault and offers many helpful resources.

  •  Arte-Sana.com
    This non‐profit agency supports underserved victims of gender and racial violence, particularly in the Latino community. It offers useful information and resources for survivors in both English and Spanish.

  •  incite‐national.org
    This domain was created to end violence against women of color and includes updated blogs, events listings, and resources.

  • DrugRehab.com

    • Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.

Hotlines

  •  RAINN Rape, Abuse, and Incest Nation Network Hotline 1‐800‐656‐HOPE

  •  Nine Line Crisis Hotline 1‐800‐999‐9999

  • Child Abuse Hotline 1‐800‐4‐A‐CHILD

  • Crisis Hotlines for Abuse & Assault 1‐800‐962‐2873

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1‐800‐SAFE

  • Ask A Nurse (free medical advice) 1‐800‐535‐1111

  • National Suicide Prevention Help Line 1‐800‐784‐2433

  • Alcohol and Drug Help Line 1‐800‐821‐4357

Reading Material

  • After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back. Nancy Raine

  • First Get Mad, Then Get Justice: The Handbook for Crime Victims. Charles G. Brown

  • Recovery. Helen Benedict and Susan Brison

  •  Lucky: Alice Sebold

  • Male Victims of Sexual Assault: Gillian C. Mezey and Michael B. King (Editors)

  • Lived Through This: Anne Ream

  • Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive. Howard Fradkin



Goat Yoga

UPDATE 10/2/18 :: Our two sessions of goat yoga are sold out for October 11. Please stay tuned for future classes! They are in the works!

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You have asked (and asked, and asked, and asked!) and now you shall RECEIVE! Due to overwhelming requests, we will be joining together with our baby goat friends from Old McDonald’s Farm for our first ever Goat Yoga class Thursday, October 11 from 5:30-6:30pm.

This will be a brand new experience for us here at Sōl and likely for many of you! We invite you to come experience this playful yet therapeutic hour in community with friends, family and four-leggeds!

What to know:

  • The goats will be free roaming the studio and you will interact with them. Expect to be crawled on, explored and otherwise loved up!

  • Baby goats don’t wear diapers. We will have helpers on hand to assist with the inevitable. With this understanding, please bring what you feel would best support you and your mat during class. We will have paper towels and cleaning spray available.

  • Sōl is not responsible for any personal or bodily damage nor health related reactions. Play at your own risk. :)

  • We are capping the class at 30 so that we have a good goat to human ratio. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend.