Survivors of abuse – and those who love them – need to create a patchwork of support, including therapists and pastoral care, but also trauma-informed health care providers, friends and others. Each patchwork is unique to an individual’s needs and is uniquely each individual’s responsibility. No one can create that patchwork of people for a full network of support that mixes training and skills and talents and gifts from many people, and it permits no one person to become the only support for healing.
The Blue Knot Foundation in Australia has a site with a full review of ways to build that patchwork. While the national resources it specifies won’t apply to the 80% of our readers in the States, the overview and white papers are particularly helpful.
Consider it’s “Coping Strategies:”
Building Adaptive Coping Strategies