Where can you turn to if you’re a survivor? What can you do if you’re a friend of a survivor? Whomever you are, there are supports out there for you. Unfortunately, they can be scarce and tough to find. We have compiled below some tips and resources to support SOGIECE/CT survivors, whether you’re a survivor yourself, or a friend or family member.
- CT Survivors Connect is a Canadian, survivor led, online support group and service development program for survivors of conversion “therapy” (traumas)—a space for survivors to connect with other survivors. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook, or see their website at https://www.ctsurvivorsconnect.ca.
- Conversion Therapy Dropout Network is another survivor support network. On the last Sunday of every month, they hold a Survivor Sunday round-table event where survivors come together and share stories.
- CT Survivors is a group of survivors who have come together to connect and heal. You can join their newsletter and check out their events that include various trauma processing discussions for survivors. This network is based in the U.S. and welcomes Canadian SOGIECE/conversion therapy survivors.
- Just As They Are: Protecting Our Children from the Harms of Conversion Therapy. National Center for Lesbian Rights This American guide (May 2020) helps parents recognize when and how conversion therapy is promoted, provides information about the dangers of the practice, and outlines best practices for parents seeking to promote the health and well-being of their LGBTQ child.
For Survivors, Families, and Practitioners:
- Supporting Survivors of Conversion Therapy, by Reilla Archibald
- Identifying harmful “Conversion Therapy” practices in all its forms, by Amrit Tiwana