#WhyIDidntReport Lunch and Learn
April 11, 2019 @ 9:30AM — 1:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The 1 in 3 Foundation’s Lunch and Learn will include two sessions in response to the national trend #WhyIDidntReport. This Lunch and Learn will explore research behind why sexual trauma survivors do not report their experience to law enforcement or caregivers and also what care providers, family and friends can do when someone does speak up about sexual abuse or sexual assault.
Session 1 (9:30-11:00 a.m.): Why reporting sexual abuse and assault does not happen.
Kendra Bennett, M.A., LPC will review research into the barriers that are present in reporting sexual abuse and assault by survivors. Additionally, she will review how these barriers can be overcome and how to support someone in the reporting process.
Lunch will be provided.
Session 2: (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.): After the Outcry: Strategies for Helpers and Those Who Care
Bobbie Burks, M.A., LPC will work with participants relating to what to do when a client, patient, loved one makes an outcry regarding sexual abuse and assault. Mrs. Burks will review the impact on family dynamics that can follow as well as research supported evidence of the mindset of survivors during this time. How do families handle those situations to ease the trauma of the victim and also what happens to families in the wake of the outcry? Mrs. Burks will help attends understand the proper steps to take to assist a survivor and limit further trauma from the experience.