STAR or Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response is a nonprofit organization committed to serving youth and adult survivors of sexual trauma. STAR has a mission: “To support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response and create social change to end sexual violence.”
Advocacy and Counseling Provided to Survivors
Some of the services provided at no cost to survivors at any stage include going with you to medical exams, law enforcement interviews and court proceedings; helping to develop a plan to keep you safe; counseling to help you move past the trauma; and helping to navigate the criminal and civil legal systems.
STAR offers support groups including Survivor Support groups and Masculinity after Trauma groups.
STAR offers training and education to survivors, caregivers and to businesses with courses that include:
Dynamics of Sexual Violence
Sexual Trauma 101
Let’s Have the Talk
Neurobiology for Trauma
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
Trust-Based Relational Intervention
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Working with Survivors in the Legal System
Coping with Compassion Fatigue
Ethical Considerations for Working with Survivors of Sexual Assault
Building a Positive Conflict Culture.
STAR also offers education to youth about consent, dating and boundaries.
STAR has branches in Baton Rouge, Central Louisiana in Alexandria and Greater New Orleans.
For more information call the STAR 24/7 Hotline (855-435-STAR) or visit STAR’s website.