Community Involvement

Mental health problems like trauma--particularly as a result of sexual violence--can be devastating to all of us–individuals, families, and communities as a whole. That’s why Hope For The Journey is committed to engaging the public and partnering with organizations in efforts to heal trauma and end sexual violence.

Research shows that when a community has access to evidenced-based mental health services and sexual education, members of that community have a better chance to heal abuse wounds and protect against sexual aggression.

Community Support

Together, we can do great things. Hope For The Journey is committed not only to providing the best trauma and sexual abuse treatment for the Austin-area, but also to supporting our local and global community partners. As such, we pledge 5% of profits to local non-profits also working to end and heal violence in Central Texas.

In The News

Check out the articles that have featured Hope For The Journey and our staff.

Do I have PTSD because of Hurricane Katrina?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/therapy-parents-benefits_l_5d7bfe20e4b03b5fc88364ff

What Does Dissociation Feel like, According to 8 Experts

25+ Warning Signs of a Bad Therapist, According to 12 Experts

Hope For The Journey offers counseling services in Round Rock

Calendar of Community Engagements

Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop for Instructors

We are honored to be joining Trybe Yoga in Leander, Texas for a closed workshop educating their yoga instructors on trauma. We will be getting into the nitty gritty of trauma, how it impacts bodies, and ways that yoga can sometimes illicit a trauma response in survivors. We will teach these talented yoga instructors on basic ways to identify a trauma response. Then we will outline things to do and things to avoid in order to create a safe space for all survivors. Creating a community full of wellness professionals who can hold a safe space for those who have experienced sexual trauma is one of our greatest pleasures.
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 8, 2019
5:30pm CDT

Parents: How To Teach Your Kids Healthy Relationships at Hutto ISD

This is a seminar for parents of students at Hutto ISD in coordination with Hutto ISD’s efforts to promote Domestic Violence Prevention Month. We will discuss what Domestic Violence relationships look like in teens as well as identifying risk factors. Because the strength of the parent-child relationship is one of the biggest resiliency factors in preventing interpersonal violence relationships in teens, parents and teens will be invited to take a quiz to rate their own relationships. Then, we’ll look at specific activities families can do in each area to improve their rating. Come and join us!
 
 
 
 
 

February 2020
 

Mind & Body Holiday Survival Free Community Event

The holidays are coming! Join us November 3rd and enjoy a barre class, healthy smoothy, and a discussion by Hope For The Journey on tips for stress management. All ages and all abilities are welcome for this FREE EVENT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
11am – 1pm CDT

Proud Sponsor of Brave Alliance’s “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes”

Join us as we walk a mile in support of Brave Alliance’s mission to provide respectful, caring forensic nursing for victims of sexual assault in Williamson County. This wonderful non-profit provides the medical evaluations for women and victims of sexual assault in Williamson County for free, in a safe home-like environment. No longer do women need to spend hours waiting in an Emergency Room only to be treated by generalists who may not understand what they need emotionally or forensically.
 
 
 

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Saturday October 19, 2019
 

The Net Connection Continuing Education

“Tips for Therapists Addressing Sexual Trauma & How to Know When to Refer”

This training is offered for therapists and counselors in Williamson County. We will outline common mistakes made in session with survivors of sexual trauma and how to avoid these mistakes. We will discuss different levels of complexity, ways to assess this, and when to refer to a specialist. The hope is to improve clinical treatment of sexual trauma in Williamson County. We are honored to speak!
 
 
 

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Friday, October 18, 2019
 

In Service Training at Mighty Kids Occupational and Physical Therapy

This is a training for the fabulous physical therapists and occupational therapists at Mighty Kids Occupational and Physical Therapy in Round Rock, TX. We will be teaching Mighty Kids’ staff how to recognize the signs that a child is experiencing a traumatic reaction to a PT or OT intervention. We will discuss typical triggers involved in physical touch and body movements associated with kids who have been sexually abused. We will then focus on knowing when to stop and use grounding/coping skills to lower the child’s anxiety levels. Then will discuss how to adjust treatment plans to avoid this continuing to happen, as well as when to make a referral for counseling services.
 

Thursday July 25, 2019
 

2019 Contemporary Relationships Conference Workshop Presentation

“10 Things All Partners of Sexual Trauma Survivors Should Know For a Fulfilling Relationship”

Come join us learn about how to make contemporary relationships work! This is going to be a knock-out conference right here in Austin, TX with keynote speaker Terry Real. Our founder will be presenting (see above), along with several other dynamic presenters.
 
 
 
 

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:15 – 3:15PM, CST

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