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We Believe You is a podcast for survivors of interpersonal violence focused on advocacy, resources, and healing around interpersonal trauma Each episode will focus on some of the common issues both primary and secondary survivors face. The show is hosted by the advocate team of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University.

 

 

Episode 01: Introduction

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Episode 01: Introduction

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 who we are and what we do.

Resources mentioned in the show:

  • RAINN 1-800-656-4673 www.rainn.org

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

Episode 02: Neurobiology and Trauma

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Episode 02: Neurobiology and Trauma

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 on our brains.

Resources mentioned in the show:

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

 

Episode 03: Cultivating Radical Self-Love

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Episode 03: Cultivating Radical Self-Love

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:

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242. 

Episode 04: Barriers to Service

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Episode 04: Barriers to Service

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:

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

Episode 05: Is counseling right for me?

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Episode 05: Is counseling right for me?

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 the CSU Health Network, about her work with survivors.

Resources mentioned in the show:

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.

Episode 06: Recommendation Show #1

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Episode 06: Recommendation Show #1

Through our work we are often asked to provide recommendations about books and resources so survivors can practice self-empowerment in learning more about how to heal and cope with their experience. We hope to dedicate one episode in each season to making some suggestions. Casey, Jessica, and Marie will each share some of their favorite resources.

Resources mentioned in the show:

We love feedback! Please reach out to us and let us know what you think about the podcast. Our email is wgac@colostate.edu. For more of our content check out our website at www.wgac.colostate.edu. And if you need to talk to an advocate please call our VAT Hotline (24/7) at (970) 492-4242.