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.

Calendar of Community Engagements

Key2Free (Sex Trafficking Non-Profit in Georgetown, TX)

Monthly Trainings

We are so excited to be partnering with Key2Free, a local non-profit tasked to prevent and end sex trafficking. Our owner/director, Traci W. Pirri, will be offering monthly trainings for the Key2Free staff on all kinds of topics including self care, boundary setting, confidentiality, conflict resolution, and more.

To learn more about Key2Free and how you can help, click here:

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Monthly 2020

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Parenting Zoom with NorthPoint Church in Cedar Park

This is a community meetup group open to the public for parents to pick the brain of our owner Traci W. Pirri, LCSW regarding parenting during COVID-19. For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.npaustin.com/meetups.

8/18/20 at 7:30pm and 8/21/20 at noon

"Keep Dating Safe: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Your Kids About Healthy Relationships"

Hope For The Journey is excited to be presenting for parents of teens in Hutto ISD next Monday.

Who: Open to parents of teens
What: FREE workshop
When: Monday February 24th at 6pm
Where: Hutto ISD Board Room
200 College St. Hutto, TX 78634.

Join us!
 

Monday, February 24th, 2020
6 PM, CST

 
 
 

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

 

Podcast interview on Listening with Buck Giebelhaus, Lead Pastor of NorthPoint Church in Cedar Park, TX

In this podcast, we explore how having a positive and healed identity are crucial for being able to listen well in our relationships. Catch the podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/northpoint-austin/id1473744825.

Williamson County EMS 2nd Annual Conference on Human Trafficking

Our owner, Traci W. Pirri, will be speaking at the Human Trafficking Conference on Friday February 7th. She is excited to help support the first responders in learning easy, helpful tools for taking care of themselves.

This work is so important! Sex trafficking is something that impacts more of our community than you would imagine. And first responders take on a lot of the pain of the people they help to rescue and restore to the community. In order to serve more people, our helpers need to know how to help themselves. So, Hope For The Journey is proud to offer some words of wisdom on the subject.

Friday, February 4th, 2019

 
 
 

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

 
 

Listening Zoom with NorthPoint Church in Cedar Park, TX

The parenting zooms went so well, we decided to start another meetup to explore our listening skills together via zoom. Join us September 10, 2020 at 7:30pm as we delve into some of the obstacles we face in listening to our loved ones. https://www.npaustin.com/meetups/listening-within-relationships-sept10

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
 

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
 

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
 

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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