Amudim Weekly Recap – The Dark Past

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Please be advised that the content below contains sensitive and potential trigger material related to sexual assault.

In following our clients’ journeys and monitoring treatment to ensure that they are receiving the proper support, we at Amudim often have the added bonus of sharing in their successes.

Here is the story of Sarah*, happily married now with three children, who came to us at a very dark and tragic time in her young life.

At the age of 26, Sarah called Amudim, desperate for support and guidance after having been raped by a family friend several weeks earlier. She was struggling with dissociation, numb and experiencing her life as a movie where she felt nothing. She stayed home all day, panicked and anxious at the thought of going out, and fearful of how she would ever date or lead a normal life.

Our case manager immediately connected Sarah with the appropriate therapeutic support, and guided her through learning coping and grounding skills to deal with the acute crisis. We then began the daunting process of advising Sarah through the legalities of reporting her attacker to the authorities; once she was able to think clearly, Sarah was firm in her assertion that he should never be allowed to damage anyone else’s life.

Our case manager maintained consistent contact throughout Sarah’s treatment…fast forward 18 months later, and we were overjoyed to receive the news of Sarah’s engagement. She and our case manager kept in touch, and the news of her wedding and eventual births of her children allowed us to see Sarah come full circle. And when her case was successfully prosecuted, we shared the joy of knowing that she could finally achieve lasting peace and leave that terrible time in her life behind.

Amudim is here with resources and guidance for anyone in crisis; and we know that supporting individuals in navigating the legal system and seeking justice is as important as ensuring their mental health needs. They are two essential sides of the same coin. If your or anyone you know needs our help, please never hesitate to pick up the phone and call us.

We work every day to change the lives of those in need.
We need your help to continue these efforts.

And here is a breakdown of new cases we opened this past week:

70 New Cases Opened This Week

  • 4 Anxiety
  • 5 At Risk Guidance
  • 3 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 3 Depression
  • 2 Domestic Violence
  • 12 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 2 Eating Disorder
  • 1 Housing Placement
  • 1 Internet Addiction
  • 1 Legal Matters
  • 9 Mental Health
  • 2 Psych Emergencies
  • 3 Sex Addiction
  • 11 Sexual Abuse
  • 3 Suicide Prevention
  • 8 Therapy Referrals

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UPCOMING GROUPS

Presented by:
Dr. Hannah Hoch,
Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA

Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11

Amudim’s Parenting Online Support Group is a safe place to ask questions, get answers, and feel understood within a community of people trying to negotiate parenthood during a global crisis.

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Facilitated by
Lisa Rosenblatt,
LCSW, CCTP

Sundays 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
July 19, July 26, August 9, August 16, August 23

Ages 20 - 35. Weekly support group for young adults who have lost a loved one as a result of COVID-19. If your tragic loss was for other reasons, you are welcome to join as well.

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