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Community Training: Understanding and Supporting Transitional Age Youth Survivors

April 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Join Sojourner House as we hear Generation Z share what it means to be a TAY: Transitional Age Youth (14-24) as well as a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault. 

This hybrid video interview/interactive training will broaden our understanding of how best to work with young people– from the perspective of young people themselves. Listen as they tackle the hard questions about healthy relationships, domestic violence, and how to build safe partnerships with trusted adult figures. Unpack the reality of exposure to this kind of trauma in early life, and see how Transitional Aged Youth are asking for our help. With discussion on brain development, statistics, and culture, we seek to further our effectiveness in offering support and resources to this vulnerable and resilient portion of our community.


  • Attendees will understand the basics of frontal lobe development within the brain, as well as the effects this can have on trauma and growth. 
  • Attendees will learn how to provide trauma-informed techniques when working with transitional aged youth survivors, while hearing about the unique challenges they face.
  • Attendees will recognize signs, red flags, and possible interventions for youth experiencing dating and sexual violence.
  • Attendees will unpack the intersectionality’s of youth and how it impacts their experience and engagement in systems.
  • Attendees will develop techniques to become a better ally and a trusted adult to transitional aged youth.


As a school-based advocate, Beatrice Ake works to amplify the voices of young people. Her background in the Peace Corps and working with teens in the nonprofit sector shaped her expertise in providing young people with a supportive environment that allows them to feel capable and empowered. In her work, Beatrice promotes positive relationships and opportunities that help young people thrive.

Faith Bessette joined the Sojourner House team this past January after a decade in the field of human services where she provided direct care and support to young people in both shelter and camp settings. She has extensive experience with training development and video content creation and prides herself on finding creative ways to engage youth and inspire vulnerability and empathy both in individual and group settings. She is passionate about people, and discovering each unique pathway toward empowerment and security.

$20 ($10 discount for students)
400 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
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For over 45 years, Sojourner House has served thousands of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking. 

Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer wraparound services such as support groups, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, sexual health advocacy, and emotional support.

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy home, and proudly house all genders.


The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.


Drop-In Center:

1570 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909

Administrative, Education, and Outreach Office:

386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

Office: 401-861-6191
Fax: 401-861-6157
Housing Office: (401) 808-6889
Email: info@sojournerri.org

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