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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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Rape Has No Political Affiliation

Rape is not Republican. Rape is not Democrat. Rape is an act of power, control, and violation that crosses all political boundaries. Our country is in the midst of a rape dialogue that is being driven by the statements of … 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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Peer Counselor Training – The Learning Continues

We are sharing our next update from our intern Sara who is going through WEAVE’s Peer Counselor Training Program.  Sara is also tweeting during appropriate parts of the training. If you are on Twitter don’t forget to follow @WEAVEInc. Even … 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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Breaking down the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2010 Part 1: How we experience abuse.

Our intern Sara is tackling the results of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010) through a series of ongoing posts.    I last shared a basic overview of my take on and reaction to the Prevent Connect webinar … 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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