November 5, 2018

What I’ve Learned as a Therapist of Sexual Abuse Survivors

“What do you do for work?” “I am a therapist working with survivors of child sexual abuse under the age of 18.” Insert silence and wide-eyed stares. Responses to the work that I do include “Wow, I don’t know how you do that every day” or “that has to be really hard work.” I love these moments as they allow me to educate on the power […]
January 29, 2018

Supporting individuals with Autism in crisis situations

For children with autism and other forms of disability navigating daily life can be a challenge. Compound that with having been hurt by someone or being in the midst of a crisis. This is the experience of many individuals living with disability. First responders are trained to evaluate, deescalate, and support. In addition to these important skills, first responders must take special consideration when encountering a […]
September 26, 2017

The Gender Revolution

The first question we are asked when we come into this world is often: Is it a boy or a girl? This question begins a multitude of assumptions for the individual. These assumptions include their favorite color, the sports they will play, the job they will have, and who they will date. This is all within a matter of seconds upon entering the world. This past […]
May 17, 2017

Training heightens understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center (DCCAC) sponsored a training for the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and medical professionals who make up the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) serving the interests of children victimized by sexual abuse.   The training, led Michelle Kline, was titled Opening the Closet Door; MDT approaches inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. The ultimate benefit will be for individuals of […]