What's Your Story?What’s Your Story?

Share your experience with trauma-informed care

You are invited to share your story to help us understand trauma-informed care through real-world experiences. It is a complex concept, with different experiences from different communities, so research alone will not do it justice. To get the full picture, we need to hear how practitioners are using it, how victim/survivors are experiencing it, and promising practices created along the way.

How you can help

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ MNCASA is collecting stories from survivors, advocates, and practitioners through JULY 31, 2015. Please consider contributing to this important project by:


Do you have a story to tell? You can submit it online here; send the form to Jessica Jerney; or call us at 651. 209.9993 x7456. Be sure to check out the Instructions and Hints for Storytellers [pdf].

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Forward the call for stories to your networks and professional contacts, or post it on your website. We will send you the official website message.


The Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ MNCASA is working in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women to explore how the trauma-informed concept is currently understood and applied within the fields of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. What is emerging among these fields can inform a definition, important principles, and best practices. See the attached document for more details on this project. If you are interested in learning more, check out the description  or contact us.


Story Submission Process and Deadline

  • Throughout the months of June and July 2015, SVJI@MNCASA will put forth a call for stories from practitioners/survivors/volunteers within the sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking fields.
  • The Story Submission Form will outline the three different ways stories may be submitted.  Ways of submitting a story include:
    1. Using a link to our online submission form that allows you to submit your story via Survey Monkey
    2. Type out your story on our story submission form and send the document as an email attachment to Jessica Jerney, SVJI@MNCASA’s Evaluation and Research Coordinator
    3. Set up an appointment with Jessica Jerney and share your story over the phone.  In all three ways of contributing a story, you can indicate what area and field the story falls under (see submission form).
  • SVJI@MNCASA is creating a small committee that is charged with reviewing all the stories received and identifying those that best reflect each of the targeted areas.
  • The review committee will read the stories and collectively identify the stories that best represent each area.  Jessica Jerney may contact these storytellers to schedule a more in-depth interview where additional detail about the story can be captured.
  • Stories can be submitted until July 31, 2015. 


Please direct any contacts to:

Jessica Jerney, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, 651.209.9993 x7458.


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