Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“The internship was challenging because it required me to take an honest look at the impact of abuse and oppression, but it was rewarding to be part of an organization committed to holistic healing, resource sharing, and community empowerment.”
My responsibilities this summer included working with survivors of intimate partner violence in one-on-one settings as well as in a support group, co-supervising weekly outings with youth from the shelter, and researching current issues affecting LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. Through my own research and daily experience at the organization, I learned about trauma on several levels, from its biological effects on the nervous system of the individual, to its societal implications and relation to systems of oppression and control.
- Date September 1, 2012
- Tags 2012, Preston, Social Service, USA