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For many survivors, child sexual abuse, mental health, and substance use are a tangled knot they are unsure how to navigate. This toolkit is about this connection and offers advocacy programs guidance on their role in addressing mental health and substance use with adult survivors of child sexual abuse. 

You can download the full toolkit (1.48 MB) from the attachments section, or you can view each individual tool by selecting the resources in the collapsible headings.

Tool 1: Groundwork for Understanding Mental Health & Substance Use 

Tool 2: Help not Lead: The Advocate’s Role  

Tool 3: Curiosity & Compassion: A Tool for Self-Reflection  

Tool 4: Critical Curiosity: A Tool for Organizational Reflection 

Tool 5: Connect and Listen: Tips for Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis