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Who Has the Power?: Teen Wisdom for Transformative Change

Feb 28, 2023

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we sat down with a local high schooler in our youth prevention programming to get his own thoughts about his learning experiences in various parts…

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Sexism, Violence, and Double Standards on display at the Oscars

Mar 29, 2022

We know Hollywood is not immune to expressions of violence. We see headlines of behavior on and off screen that speak to our culture’s systemic issues of sexual assault and…

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The Power of Prevention

Nov 29, 2021

Moving Upstream Maybe you’ve heard the prevention parable, “Moving Upstream.” In the story, a person fishing in a river sees a person being carried downstream, struggling for life. They pull…

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In it for More than Hot Chocolate — Deepening our Connection to the Work of Safe Passage

Oct 16, 2021

My first Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage was a walk. It was a walk with one kid in a stroller, another reluctantly walking. And snacks, lots of snacks. We…

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Immigration and Isolation: How the Realities of Immigration Create Additional Barriers to Safety and Support for Survivors

Sep 26, 2021

Isolation is central to the experience of domestic violence and relationship abuse. Survivors are often slowly removed from friends, family, and community connections as a way to remove support and…

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Seeking Safety in an Inaccessible World: Supporting Survivors with Disabilities in our Community

Aug 29, 2021

We do not live in a world with universal design. That means that for many members of our community, participating in basic activities like commuting to work or accessing public…

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Technology Rules: Ways to Increase Tech Safety for Survivors (and us all)

Jul 27, 2021

Technology is an essential part of our lives. This fact has been made abundantly clear over the last two years as we all faced a shift to virtual reality for…

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Join The Movement to Create Safety for LGBTQ+ Youth: Being a Trusted Adult Ally after the Parades End

Jun 18, 2021

LBGTQ+ youth deserve to know that they are loved, valued, that they matter, and that they are not alone. This is true every single day of the year, and this June in honor of Pride month, we want to take special care to remind our community that LBGTQ+ youth need reliable adults and allies in their lives who can help create experiences of safety and support young people in building healthy relationships

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#TDVAM2021: Supporting Teens is a Community Effort

Feb 27, 2021

For many of us, our first meaningful relationships happen in our teenage years. Disturbingly, 1 in 3 teens experiencing physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner (that’s 1.5…

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Reflections on a Year of Pandemic

Feb 16, 2021

As we approach the month of March, we reflect on a year that has been full of grief, loss, change, discovery, and resilience. We have all navigated a new way…

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