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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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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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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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Teen Voices – One Young Person

WEAVE offers internships to high school students willing to commit to an ongoing project.  Here is the story of one student’s experience at WEAVE. I am a student as The Met High School in Sacramento. This year, I am interning … Continue reading

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Teen Voices

WEAVE’s Teen Education & Prevention program works directly with  you at Hiram Johnson High School.  Here, our Teen Educator Renae, works with the students of Club STRONG and mentors students to help create a safer environment and healthier campus.  Renae’s … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Victim Being Held in Juvenile Hall

A young sexual assault victim is being held in juvenile hall to ensure her appearance at the rapist’s hearing. WEAVE has heard from many dismayed and outraged members of our community and we share your concerns about the rights of … Continue reading

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