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Sonoma County Sexual Assault Support Groups
Why Attend A Sexual Assault Support Group?
Our sexual assault support groups bring together people who are going through, or have gone through similar experiences and provide an opportunity for participants to share personal experiences, feelings, and coping strategies.
All Verity support groups are provided completely free of charge and are facilitated by a state-certified sexual assault counselor. We focus on providing a safe environment for participants to share, learn, and heal.
Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
For adult women and nonbinary survivors, we provide a weekly drop-in support group on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere where participants can share, connect, and feel understood. and
Sharing is not mandatory and if you prefer to just listen, that is perfectly fine. We understand that it may feel easier to be alone, but it might also be nice to listen to others share their struggles and successes.
Parents And Caregivers Of Children With Trauma
Supporting your child through healing from trauma can feel overwhelming. Children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse need extra support and may develop challenging behaviors and emotions. Parents and caregivers also need support and guidance to nurture their children, families, and themselves.
This monthly skills and support group for parents and caregivers will address:
- Common emotional, behavioral, and psychological reactions children have to experiencing trauma, and how to support your child in coping with them
- Coping with the vicarious trauma of learning about your child’s abuse
- How to talk to your child about sexual abuse and safety in an age-appropriate way
- Positive parenting strategies
- Connecting with resources and community
This group typically meets in English on the fourth Thursday of each month. The group also meets in Spanish on the second Thursday of each month. For additional information or to find the next upcoming group, please call us at (707) 545-7270 or check our Facebook page.
Our rape crisis intervention line is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
We encourage our clients back into their lives by recognizing sexual assault as trauma, which is something that we all, as humans, can relate to.
If you need immediate help with a crisis, call our 24 hour crisis support line at (707) 545-7273. To send us an email, please fill out the adjacent form and we’ll respond to you as quickly as we are able. Our typical response time is within two business days.
We welcome questions and feedback from our community, and look forward to speaking with you.