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After Emotional Kavanaugh Hearing about Sexual Assault Allegations, Conversations Turn Personal

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Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Senate Judiciary hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh have sparked many conversations about sexual violence and trauma, including people speaking about their experience for the first time. The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) saw a spike in calls to their hotline during Thursday’s testimony. Forum discusses best practices for having conversations about sexual trauma and what resources are available for survivors and those who want to support them. What conversations are you having about sexual violence and consent? And what questions and concerns did the Kavanaugh hearings raise for you?

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Jaclyn Rubbo, trauma therapist and counseling program coordinator, Rape Trauma Services

Ann King, executive director, Tri-Valley Haven


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