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When I first started on my journey, I found it difficult in the middle of everything to access the resources I needed to make informed choices about every step along the way.
Some of My Questions
- Was what I was experiencing sexual harassment?
- Was what I was experiencing retaliation?
- Who do I talk to in the office?
- Are there support groups that I can connect with?
- What if I want to file an EEOC Complaint? How do I do that?
- How do I manage my emotions through all this?
- Is this happening to other women in my office? How do I find out?
I searched high and low for books, support groups, and experts to help me find community, insights and reassurance.
Part of my struggle to find resources was my own – I had serious trust issues. I did not feel comfortable asking my office mates, HR or even the customer service gal at the bookstore the questions above. Part of my struggle was outside of me – there were plenty of “legal” resources, but I needed a clearing house of “non-legal,” readily available resources.
An Invitation to Victims, Witnesses and Those Seeking Help
I imagine if you are going through or went through a similar challenge, you might have needed or are needing resources too. So, I have decided to be the change…
I am actively compiling a list of resources, by expertise and by state to help you. Scroll down and hover over the categories in the resource hub below. As a trusted community of support for you, these resources from every state across the nation that can offer insights and reassurance to you as you go through all of the stages of recovery, dealing with and healing from sexual harassment. I hope you find what you need.
Be sure to do your own due diligence to be sure that the resource that seems right for you is truly right for you. If you have a great experience with a resource, please post a comment under their listing so that they and others seeking help can benefit from your insight. Please do the same for experiences that did not positively help you toward your recovery.
An Invitation for Those that Can Help
Are you a healer? Are you a therapist? Are you a trainer? Do you have the skills, compassion and abilities to help victims, witnesses and those seeking help with sexual harassment? Can you help people in your home town? Your state? Across the country? If so, please list it here by clicking on the Create a Listing button below.
Need help understanding all the categories that your business can fit into? You can be listed in more than one category. Hover over each of the options with your mouse and sign up for each category that applies to your business.
Every resource is listed in the state or states in which they provide service. Click here for details.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
Sometimes we can say more about our feelings in regards to sexuality and the pain of sexual harassment in fiction than in police reports and statistical studies. "Sex and the Cyborg Goddess" explores the long-term consequences of one woman's experiences with sexual harassment on a college campus during the era of sexual liberation, and sexual harassment in the film industry.
"Sex and the Cyborg Goddess" won the 2018 Irwin Award for "Best #MeToo Novel of the Year."
"Beautifully written and rich in personal and cultural textures, 'Sex' is an important addition to feminist history and literature." - Betty Ann Brown, art historian, critic and curator (Pasadena, California)
"...My young students made vocal presentations on their own experiences and what they feel about being a target or a victim, resulting fromthe piece on 'Sex and the Cyborg Goddess..." - Trina Lahiri, artist/writer (Kolkata, India)
"Insightful, funny and fabulous..." -- Laurie Towers, photographer/comedian (Venice, California)
The name Aurora Love means "love of the light." My mission is to bring more light into this world. I offer methods to empower your divine being. I am trained in methods that have been proven to work over the past 3,000 years, from the unbroken lineage of King Salomon. These modalities have been passed down to positively affect humanity. They empower you to fulfill your life's purpose, heal spiritually, emotionally and physically, and reconnect you with your divine essence. Those having experienced trauma can benefit from these methods that will reconnect you with divine energy. My group meditation is a great way to reconnect with your true essence and let go of energy that no longer serves you.
The mission of the department of fair employment and housing (DFEH) is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence and human trafficking.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine provide many time proven remedies for clients who suffer from stress and anxiety as the result of sexual harassment or assault. No one medicine can ever heal the damage of sexual related trauma, but the models within Acupuncture provide the client with wholeness and healing.
Getting Ready: A Journal to Help You Deal with and Heal from Sexual Harassment, by Sara Jones, was published in 2018 for victims, witnesses, harassers and HR/Supervisor types to reflect on ways that they can hurt or help themselves and others when faced with a sexual harassment scenario. The goal of the journal is to help us prepare for those awkward moments so that we can all successfully navigate through them and get back to doing the work we were hired to do.
Read more about this and other topics of discussion throughout this blog. To hire Sara to come speak to your students, your college, your workplace or your support group, connect with her on LinkedIn.
A Faith – Based mental health non profit that helps veterans and first responders who struggle with substance use, MST, and other co-occurring disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and depression.
Integrated Recovery Foundation (IRF) is a purpose driven integrated treatment program for veterans and first responders struggling with addiction, abuse, and other mental health challenges. Our holistic approach addresses the whole self, offering the supportive net our heroes deserve.
Integrated Recovery Foundation takes an “integrated” approach to healing. By this, we believe that healing the mind, body and spirit is the best path to recovery. We have our clients attend individual, group and/or family therapy while encouraging an exercise plan. As a Faith Based Organization, we welcome individuals of all faiths and individuals with no faiths.
Have you noticed how being in nature is very calming? Does your cat or dog cuddle with you when you are sick or sad? Animals can sense and see things humans can’t. Horses are especially sensitive to human feelings and can be amazing natural healers.
Whether you are training, performing or just hanging out together, your intentions and emotions play a major role in the outcomes you experience with your horse.
Learn how to communicate with your horse in his own language, through herd behaviors. Then learn to listen to him and go through a deep connected healing with the help of your horse. It’s time to really start healing with the help of your horse by learning how to connect, communicate, and cooperate together as a team.
We offer Online Horse Programs to teach people a new way to be with horses in a deep, connected, healing way. We help people learn more about themselves and their horses by teaching connection, communication, and companionship.
We teach people how to speak “horse” and better understand their horse’s world, by becoming the lead mare, through body language and herd dynamics, while working with their horses in a gentle way without force or punishment and without tack.
This allows you and your horse to listen to each other and to heal from a deep connection. Not only do you learn more about yourself and your horse, but you also learn to relax and feel your horse's energy surrounding you and healing you.
It's a beautiful way to heal naturally, peacefully, and privately!
La Jolla Swim and Sport offers free guided swims in the beautiful waters just off the La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores. Swim with the fishes and wash your cares away.