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(National Domestic Violence Hotline)
The Second Step recognizes that home is not a safe place for everyone, and that the current advice to maintain social distance can place survivors of domestic violence at increased risk. Domestic violence services are available at any time through the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799−7233 and Safelink: (877) 385-2020. You can chat online with an Advocate by visiting https://www.thehotline.org/ In case of emergency, always call 911.
Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised.
Evitar espacios públicos y trabajar de forma remota puede ayudar a reducir la propagación de COVID-19, pero para muchxs sobrevivientes, permanecer en casa puede no ser la opción más segura. Nosotrxs sabemos que cualquier factor externo que agregue estrés y tensión financiera puede impactar negativamente a lxs sobrevivientes y crear circunstancias en las que su seguridad se vea aún más comprometida.
(Darkness to Light)
We have all felt the impact of the Coronavirus in our lives, but none more than the victim of abuse who may be quarantined with their abuser. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I know what it feels like to live with a perpetrator, and I know how important any time away from home was to me during that time. School serves as a safe place for many children who experience various forms of abuse at home – it is a reprieve and a refuge.
"This pandemic experience is a massive experiment in collective vulnerability. We can be our worst selves when we’re afraid, or our very best, bravestselves. In the context of fear and vulnerability, there is often very little in between because when we are uncertain and afraid our default is self-protection. We don’t have to be scary when we’re scared. Let’s choose awkward, brave, and kind. And let’s choose each other." -Brené Brown
(Tribal Law and Policy Institute)
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) has launched this Indian Country COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources Page with links to information and resources concerning relevant tribal, federal, and state issues, initiatives, and resources for effectively addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
(The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims)
The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rapidly evolving circumstances in which we find ourselves present an opportunity for us to come together and tackle these unprecedented challenges. Survivors need victim services now more than ever. Protecting against the spread of COVID-19 is creating new dynamics and barriers to services for survivors.
(Victim Rights Law Center)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted institutions of higher education and the mode by which they investigate reports of sexual assault. As campuses make arrangements to conduct processes remotely, sexual assault survivors may be wondering what will happen to their case or how to report to their Title IX Office during a campus closure.
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