Building Resilience: Enhancing Rural Advocacy for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Survivors of child sexual abuse exist, often silently, in every community in our country. And yet there is a real lack of resources focused on the needs of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Building Resilience was created to expand advocates understanding of the needs of adult survivors of child sexual and to help advocates create services to meet those needs. Children grow up to be adults, and those adults deserve resources and community partners that can address healing in every sphere of their life.  

Contributing partners to the project include the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Just Detention International, Activating Change, rural sexual assault advocates, and many adult survivors of child sexual abuse.  

The Building Resilience team has created the resources on this page for rural advocacy programs and, when indicated, resources specifically for survivors of child sexual abuse.  

Building Resilience: Conversations with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Podcast

Listen to episodes of the Building Resilience: Conversations with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse podcast series

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Come on In: Re-imagining Shelter as a Healing Space for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

This toolkit is for advocates who want to start (or continue) transforming shelter into a healing space for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

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Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Mental Health and Substance Use Toolkit

Coming soon!

If you want to talk with us about how your program addresses the needs of adult survivors of child sexual abuse in your community, reach out to an RSP team member.