Women embrace at a protest outside the Kavanaugh hearing.

Women embrace at a protest outside the Kavanaugh hearing.

When Christine Blasey Ford sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee and testified that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers back in 1982, millions were listening.

For many in the Washington region — and around the country — the details of Ford’s assault and its lingering psychological effects brought painful memories to the surface.

Some leaned on friends and coworkers for support while others took to social media to share their experiences. How are survivors of sexual assault coping in the #MeToo era? And what local resources are available to those seeking help? Kojo speaks with two local professionals, and takes your calls.

Produced by Julie Depenbrock


  • Andrea Bonior Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Best Selling Author and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University
  • Tammi Hogan Clinical Director, D.C. Rape Crisis Center


National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (800.656.4673)

D.C. Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 202.333.RAPE (202.333.7273)

The D.C. Victim Hotline: 844.4HELPDC (844.443.5732)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) has state-by-state resources. Find them here.


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