SARC Resources

Friends and Family Group

It is time to sign-up for the Alder Program’s Friends and Family Group summer session.

The Friends and Family group is a FREE 10-week psychoeducational group for partners, friends and family members of adults and teens who have experienced sexual assault at age 15 or older.

In this group participants will learn:

  • Information about sexual trauma, including: after effects of sexual trauma on the brain and body, how trauma memory is processed, how trauma survivors cope with sexual trauma and the losses that result from experiencing sexual trauma
  • How to provide helpful support to a person who has experienced sexual trauma, including: learning to use language that helps not hurts, how to validate effectively, how to help create a safe environment to promote healing
  • How to cope with your own feelings, including: learning how to cope with natural feelings that arise while being a support to a person healing from sexual trauma, self-care strategies

When: Thursday evenings beginning mid-June (exact start date TBD)

Where: The Sexual Assault Resource Center Alder Program: 4900 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 103 Beaverton, OR 97005

For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Betsy Trumbull, LCSW at 971-708-5771 or via email:

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