EAST is a program developed through the partnership of Ampersand Sexual Violence Center, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, and Charlotte Easley, LCSW and Equine Specialist. Participation is free of charge through funding from Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center.
EAST is an experiential, educational group that is focused on learning and skills practice. It is not a trauma processing group, and survivors will be asked to process individual needs that arise with their individual therapists in their required weekly one-on-one sessions. The focus of EAST is less on individual experiences with trauma, and more on shared or common experiences, challenges and coping.