ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center has published "Broken Places," an anthology of writing and art from teen survivors of sexual violence and trauma. The teens involved in this anthology are participants in the County's teen support group, and the anthology is a culmination of journaling and other expressive activities. The teens selected and edited the works in this project.
The teen support group is offered by Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center, and is offered during the Fall and Spring. The group's primary focus is to help facilitate the healing process by being a safe and nurturing environment where they can be empowered and embraced. It is facilitated by Kenya Davis.
Victim's Advocate Counselor Kenya Davis said, "Teens often experience overwhelming feelings and emotions after a traumatic event such as a Sexual Assault. While the emotions they feel are real, many of them are not equipped to navigate the complex variations of these emotions in a positive manner. The 'normal' feelings that most teens face during this period, compounded by the pressures of daily living, such as family tensions, and school problems (peer and academic) are further complicated by the trauma of Sexual Assault."
The anthology contains mature language and subject matter.
For more information about the Teen Support Group for Teen Survivors and Rape and Trauma, or to get a copy of the Broken Places anthology contact Victim Advocate Counselor Kenya Davis at 352-264-6760.