We Are the Evidence: A Handbook for Finding Your Way After Sexual Assault (Paperback)

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We Are the Evidence: A Handbook for Finding Your Way After Sexual Assault (Paperback)

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A necessary, reassuring guide for all sexual assault survivors in need of immediate emotional and legal support post assault, and in the months and years after.

We Are the Evidence is the first comprehensive resource for survivors of sexual assault. Written with conviction and compassion by Cheyenne Wilson, a registered nurse and survivor of sexual  assault, this handbook contains everything victims and advocates need to know to navigate the tumultuous times that follow an assault. Within, there's advice for:
  • The appropriate steps to take immediately after an assault
  • Disclosing your assault how and when you choose
  • How to pursue justice and navigate the legal system
  • Beginning the healing process and reclaiming your power 

Throughout, you'll find exercises, opportunities to rest, and invaluable guidance from experts like attorneys, detectives and therapists. Voices from other sexual assault survivors also lend their support. 
 
Meant to be easily accessible, everything is organized for you to go right to the topic you most need guidance for, no matter where you are on your healing journey. You deserve to be heard, believed, and supported. 
Cheyenne Wilson BSN, founder of We are the Evidence, is on a mission to raise awareness about the reality of sexual assault, eliminate the stigma associated with being a victim of this violent crime, and make lasting changes in the justice and healthcare systems. Cheyenne earned her Bachelors in Psychology and worked in social services before pursuing a career in nursing. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781538743393
ISBN-10: 1538743396
Publisher: Balance
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
“In a world that can be callous and dismissive of rape victims and their experiences, Cheyenne is a light in the darkness.  Her book, and her experience, illustrates that rape victims have the strength to move mountains, and the power to change the world. I couldn’t be prouder of Cheyenne for producing this work, for being that voice, and for shining her light, as bright as can be.”  —Michael Thurston, Deputy District Attorney, Sensitive Crimes Unit, Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office

"We are the Evidence is a compassionate guide for survivors navigating a trauma that no one should have to experience. In addition to being a valuable resource, this book offers helpful advice from experts along with insights and encouragement from other survivors.”—Patricia Bathory, MBA, MACP, CCC, relationship expert, speaker, and author of Connected: Building Relationships to Achieve Success and Make a Lasting Impact

 “As a sexual assault survivor and an RN, Cheyenne Wilson empowers other survivors with knowledge, while respecting their unique experience of trauma and healing. This book addresses the physical, mental and emotional challenges that trauma survivors face and provides supportive guidance for the different paths that can be taken in healing."—Breanna Heisterkamp, BSN, RN, PHN, SANE-A, SANE-P