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Learn More About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a very real problem.  An estimated 27 million people are living in slavery worldwide.  80% of the victims are women and girls and a staggering half of the victims are children. The facts about human trafficking are staggering, … Continue reading

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Believe Them

As a survivor I am always troubled when I see another survivor suffer.  I view this as both my burden and my gift.  I will always feel deeply for the suffering of others but I will also always work as … Continue reading

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Staff Voices – Burden Bearers

After reading Jaycee Dugard’s A Stolen Life, I found myself distraught and weighed down by guilt for not somehow being there to protect her from the monsters who kidnapped and sexually and mentally tortured her for eighteen years. Many people … Continue reading

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Peer Counselor Training – Perspectives and Reactions to Rape Culture

Sara, our summer intern, continues to share her experiences from the Peer Counseling Training. I have to admit that prior to this week, I had never heard the term “Rape Culture” however I realized that I have known what it … Continue reading

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Peer Counselor Training – Week 3 – Mandated Reporting & Domestic Violence Services

Our intern Sara continues to blog about her experiences and responses while going through WEAVE’s 70 hour Peer Counselor Training program.   The topics that we are discussing are getting heavier at this point; week 2 ended with us learning … Continue reading

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The Voice of Survivors – Reflections on the Sandusky Trial

As we follow the prosecution’s case against Jerry Sandusky alleged years of abuse, it would be easy to get wrapped up in the horror of the experiences being shared by victims.  The testimony is gut wrenching and horrifying. The trial has … Continue reading

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Peer Counselor Training – Day One

Our intern Sara is participating in WEAVE’s 70 hour Peer Counselor Training program.  At it’s completion she will have met the requirements established by the state to provide crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Sara … Continue reading

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Student Intern Completes Project by Educating Others

We previously shared the experiences and observations of high school student and WEAVE Intern Emily .  Today we share the conclusion and outcome of her project. On May 9th I completed the second part to my project. I put together … Continue reading

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Professionals React to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

Sara, a WEAVE intern throughout the Summer, recently participated in a national webinar coverin ghte results of recently released groundbreaking research.  Her thoughts are shared below. I had the opportunity to sit in on a webinar hosted by Prevent Connect … Continue reading

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As the gate closed

WEAVE shares information about its programs and services with a variety of groups and audiences – civic clubs, churches, schools, etc. are all common gathering places where many have learned of WEAVE.  Our supporters may not realize, we also provide … Continue reading

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