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Always offer safe, non-judgmental support Experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking can be life altering for survivors. And every sexual assault survivor’s journey is unique. Your role as a supportive friend is to be there with compassion, empathy, and respect. We spoke to Tina Zickefoose, OneEighty Victim Advocate and Outreach Specialist, and Crystin…Read Full Article
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), aimed at raising community awareness about sexual violence prevention, public education about how to support survivors, and sharing available resources. Statistically Speaking In the United States, an individual is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the United States has…Read Full Article
You Can Help Make an Impact Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated this month to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, and educating people about this crime and how to spot it. In the month of January, the Department of State is dedicated to raising awareness…Read Full Article
Sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence are traumatic experiences. Victims and survivors often do not know what they should do, who to tell, and how to mentally and physically heal after such an event. Escaping from abuse may seem challenging, but it is possible with careful planning. Creating a Safety Plan If you are living…Read Full Article
Being a victim and survivor of sexual assault and/or rape is a terrible experience no one wishes on another individual. Here are some things you may not hear on your journey. Some days are just literally terrible. There are, quite frankly, some days you will not be able to get the visions out of your…Read Full Article