“Recovery unfolds in three stages. The central task of the first stage is the establishment of safety. The central task of the second stage is remembrance and mourning. The central focus of the third stage is reconnection with ordinary life.” 
Kelsey McKay trains and consults nationally for communities to implement protocols in various fields including intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, the use of expert witnesses, translating trauma and other complex topics.

We believe that her work is very important and we would like to encourage you to find a way to learn from her. We will be announcing a conference featuring her work soon!

S he also has developed a
that is changing lives and creating justice across the country!

NOTE: Med Scape requires a free sign-in to access their material, but it is worth it!

Sexual violence can affect many aspects of a survivor's life, including safety and health, family and work situations, and finances. These challenges often lead to perplexing personal and legal questions. To receive basic assistance, victims often must navigate a maze of governmental and community agencies.

Toolkit on mapping legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment.

Child Abuse Experiences. Remembering
who we serve.

Sexual experiences of boys and those who care about them.
Trauma Informed Response and Care is the current standard of practice in order to provide quality, compassion based services.

However, running an agency or organization that is actually and regularly “Trauma Informed” is very difficult because there are
so many different aspects of the practice.

Here is an agency self- assessment tool designed by pulling together several models.

Here is a set of values and guiding principles that we recommend.


Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP):

Beyond the Status Quo
Beginning with the Complexities of Sexual Assault

A training for advocates, forensic nurses, law enforcement, prosecutors and allied professionals.

Dec. 3-4, 2019
Phoenix AZ




This April, we have had the honor to serve each of these branches of the U.S. Military. It has been such a wonderful and humbling experience.
We look forward to the opportunity to
serve you all in the future.