Shero Peer Support Group

Shero: Peer Support Groups

"We are not going to tell you to get over it. We are going to help you get through it." CFVFU

Shero Peer Support Group offers a crucial and safe space for female Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to military sexual trauma, depression, loneliness, and low self-esteem who want to open up about their trauma, build their self-confidence, self-esteem, gain validation, support, and learn to speak about empowering women. Your support group environment should not provoke the same fear as your trauma.  Our Shero Survivors Peer Support Group is for females, led by females. **You will not be asked to share details of your trauma during group or via any communication from CFVF United.

Per the Department of Veterans Affairs, one in four women Veterans says she experienced military sexual trauma (MST) when asked by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provider. Research suggests that peer‐support initiatives can serve as important avenues through which survivors of sexual violence can reduce isolation, rebuild trust, and gain emotional support.

“Results suggested that peer-facilitated time-limited group interventions can result in small but significant improvements in empowerment and self-efficacy compared with treatment as usual.”  Stigma and Health Published by American Psychological Association

Groups (In Person, Virtual & Peer-to-Peer) are free of charge to all eligible participants.

Please complete form to be contacted regarding upcoming groups. Group Interest Form.

2023 Groups will begin in March

“Believe in yourself! You have the power to heal and manifest anything and everything.”

Resources

“Engaging in group healing such as in support groups, especially in addition to individual therapy, is one of the most effective ways to recover from sexual violence” 

(Carver et al., 1989).

“What I do know is that we become traumatized when our ability to respond to a perceived threat is in some way overwhelmed. This inability to adequately respond can impact us in obvious ways, as well as ways that are subtle” 

(Levine, 2005, p. 8).

Veteran Affairs Military Sexual Trauma Resources

Military Sexual Trauma Fact Sheet

N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Resource Guide

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

Benefits

Click here to learn more about disability compensation for conditions related to MST

What Is Military Sexual Trauma

Click here to learn more about MST

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