In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month our Crisis Intervention Services team will offer a FREE accountability community education workshop in which we will explore the complexities of accountability and support for people who have done harm. Through facilitated discussion, skills-building activities and resources we’ll build tools for demystifying the conversations that follow interpersonal harm. Building community capacity to respond to interpersonal harm is one of Middle Way House’s sexual violence prevention strategies.
Up to 94% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the survivor knows, such as a friend or dating partner. This statistic disrupts a misleading narrative of stranger danger. If the odds are high that one of our friends or loved ones will experience sexual violence, they are similarly high that one of our friends or loved ones will perpetrate it.
It can be frightening and overwhelming to learn that someone you love has caused harm. Common responses include ignoring or minimizing the information, excusing the behavior, blaming the survivor, or cutting ties with person who has caused harm. These options rarely feel satisfying, seldom prevent further harm, and never transform communities into safer spaces.
We invite you to explore the complexities of accountability and support for people who have done harm.
For more information, contact our Crisis Intervention Services Team at 812.333.7404
If you need help or support, contact our 24/7 Help & Crisis Line: 812.336.0846
We’re here. We believe you. It’s not your fault.