bloom - Bloom is a free, web-based support service run by Chayn. Designed for anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced domestic and sexual abuse, support is offered via 5 courses. Each one offers tailored tips, tricks, tools, and comforting words to our community. Working through a course will involve learning, reflecting, and processing how what we’ve experienced has affected us - in a safe and empowering space. All of the courses are delivered anonymously, within a group setting, and alongside other survivors via Telegram and WhatsApp.
24 - The Art of Allyship: Coming Alongside — Jacoby Ballard - conversation and perspectives around trauma and healing, including allyship, accompliceship and solidarity, what they mean and what they require.
Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence From U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013 - 'Rape culture has been defined as a set of values and beliefs that provide an environment conducive to rape' (Boswell and Spade 1996) and where 'rape is often not acknowledged as a crime and its victims are frequently blamed ... for their own violation' (Vogelman 1990). This study explores the impact of literature and media on the choices of victims, perpetrators and police.
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, Judith Lewis Herman - Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context.
Step Inside the Circle - Video from the Compassion Prison Project that demonstrates the power of restorative practices, community and sharing of experiences. Step Inside the Circle is the first of a three-part PSA documentary series which explores the significant correlation between childhood trauma and the lives of the men and women who are incarcerated.