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Millions are grappling with the long-term effects of coercion experienced in settings of cultic and extremist groups,

intimate partner violence, gangs,

human trafficking, and more.

The criminality and harm of some of these environments are well-understood, but the methods of psychological control and their grave impact are not, leaving an essential gap in help and resources for survivors.

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"The survivor [of coercive control...] is burdened by major impairments in self-care, in cognition, in memory, in identity, and in the capacity to form stable relationships."

- Judith Hermann

Not only do victims of coercive environments face numerous personal hurdles to finding help, therapists and social workers rarely know how to intervene or provide lasting support. Affordable and accessible help is almost non-existent.


Stronger After is changing that. 

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