According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. 44% of those victims are adolescent victims under the age of 18. Victims of sexual abuse are: 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide, 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol and 26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
Project Anchor will use proven techniques via individual advocacy/support group sessions to help sexual assault survivors work through their trauma, re-frame it, and learn recovery tools/coping skills to plan for a brighter future. Project Anchor consists of scheduled individual advocacy sessions and 12 weeks of support group. Each session and group is centered on a recovery-based goal, a hands on activity, art project, or game to aid in the healing process.
Fair Haven believes that healing from the pain, shame and the after-effects of sexual assault can occur by working a recovery program. Participants will be equipped with tools to overcome the shame and pain of sexual violence. This will lessen the likelihood of depression & suicide. Participants who use adaptive coping skills are least likely to use negative behaviors (truancy/drugs/alcohol). Additionally, all participants have access to the Fair Haven 24/7 crisis line for emotional support.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).