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This is a special edition of the podcast. It is a conversation between Tiffani Kelly, a CSU alum and the Assistant Director of the Native American Cultural Center at CSU and Lauren Chief Elk, an organizer, prison abolitionist, and educator who aims her work at reimagining violence against women and justice. They spend the episode exploring the ways in which violence against women affect the indigenous community and words of support....

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Episode 01: Introduction

Episode 01: Introduction


Posted By on Apr 19, 2018

Welcome to the 1st episode of We Believe You: Advocacy, Resources, and Healing around interpersonal trauma. The goal of this podcast is to talk about healing and resources around sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. In this episode, we are going to be introducing you to the advocacy team (Casey, Marie, and Jessica), going over some definitions and talking about our center’s philosophy. Pretty much, we want you to know...

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In this episode we address how our bodies physically react to trauma. Knowing how you reacted to a trauma and what is going on in our brains and nervous systems can help survivors release guilt and can help our support systems be more understanding about the vastly different ways people react to traumatic experiences.  Casey is joined in this episode by Dr. Deana Davalos, a neuropsychologist, who will talk about the impact trauma has...

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In this episode we will be talking about self-care and self-love, and what it means to truly cultivate an experience of well-being in our lives. Later in the podcast Jessica interviews Emily Ambrose who is the Assistant Director of the Pride resource Center at CSU and they will talk about how we engage in self-care and self-love. Resources mentioned in the show: Screaming goats video: https://youtu.be/nlYlNF30bVg  Self-Care Wheel:...

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In this episode, Marie will be exploring barriers that survivors of color face when trying to access services such as advocacy centers, university or police reporting. The barriers covered in the episode are mistrusting systems, a history of violence, stereotypes, and dynamics within communities. Resources mentioned in the show: http://www.naacp.org/criminal-justice-fact-sheet/ https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/...

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In therapy, you may learn new coping skills, ways to deal with your feelings, and strategies for managing stress. Not everyone who has a trauma history needs therapy. This is about personal choice, so if it is one you are thinking about here are some things to ruminate upon. In this episode Casey interview Theo, a survivor and CSU student who has experience in seeking therapy. She will also speak with Jennifer Brandsma, a counselor at...

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