Supporting Survivors: Understanding Sexual Trauma & Suicide Risk

Apr 27, 2023

Event Time: 1:00 - 2:15 PM EST


Survivors of sexual and dating/domestic violence often experience physical, psychological, social, and emotional harm as a result of their assault. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the most common psychological responses among survivors. Survivors experiencing these responses may engage in self-harm, substance use, disassociation, and contemplate or attempt suicide if they are unable to access proper mental health and social support following their sexual assault. Teenagers and young adults are at an even higher risk for suicidal ideation and attempt following sexual assault or dating violence. In this training, individuals will learn how to recognize when someone has experienced sexual violence and how to respond in a trauma-informed way.

This training will be led by Tracey E. Vitchers, executive director of Its On Us and nationally recognized expert on sexual violence prevention and survivor advocacy. It’s On Us, was founded in 2014 as an initiative of the Obama-Biden Administration to combat campus sexual assault through peer-to-peer prevention education programs and activating the largest student organizing program of its kind.

Registration is free for OSPF members and $25 for non-members. Click here to apply for Membership today! 

A CE Application has been submitted for continuing education for prevention, addiction counseling, social work, and psychologists.

This webinar will feature American Sign Language Interpretation.

If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual, domestic or dating violence, we encourage you to reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673).