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    Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

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20 Minutes to Make a Difference

20 minutes. That is the amount of time given speak to victims of intimate partner violence before a protective order hearing. The process to get a protection order can be anxiety inducing, to say the least. It may be the first time a victim sees their abuser in person since the incident. It could be…
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Nominate Women of Distinction

Nominations are open. It’s that time of year!   We are already getting ready for our largest annual event.  The 2020 Celebration of Service and Survival will be held on February 21, 2020. During this festive event we celebrate 5 Women of Distinction who have given a lifetime of professional and/or volunteer service that has left…
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No Excuse for Violence

American society is still entrenched in rape culture. While movements like #metoo have shed some light on the pervasive nature of sexual violence, society still perpetuates a culture where the onus is on victims to prevent rape, and the conversation rarely includes dialogue surrounding the only responsible party in sexual assault – the rapist. I…
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Know What to Look For – Kids at Risk

Lauren doesn’t remember when the abuse and neglect started, but it makes up some of her earliest memories. As a baby, she was once left in her crib all day without being fed or changed. When her younger siblings were born she took on the role of caretaker and protector, teaching them not to cry…
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Nannies Say #MeToo: Domestic Labor Trafficking and Interpersonal Violence

Human trafficking has only recently gained awareness in the greater public. In topic that rarely sees the light of day, the few spotlights tend to highlight stories of sex trafficking. We also typically have a similar image in our minds when thinking of a trafficking “victim.” Rarely are they imagined as the nanny walking our…
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FAQ Southern Indiana Campus Changes

Will shelter still be closed by the 1st of the year? Yes, Southern Indiana Programs will no longer offer shelter, nor have folks living in shelter by the 1st of the year.  We will still work with those, who are determined to be in high lethality situations, on options for a safe place to go. …
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