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Laura Christian "My Story" My name is Laura Christian.  I am a sexual assault survivor. I am a rape survivor. My story begins in 1987, when I was 9 years old.  I was raped and assaulted by the boy who lived across the street from me.  He was 6 years older than me.  He and my brother were friends and I was friends with his sister.  Her and I were best friends and were always together. It...

Teen dating violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenage dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures. This isn't a problem that only affects certain stereo types...

History of Silent Witness Initiative: In 1990, an ad hoc group of women artists and writers, upset about the growing number of women in Minnesota being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, joined together with several other women's organizations to form Arts Action Against Domestic Violence. They felt an urgency to do something that would speak out against the escalating domestic violence in their state, something that would commemorate the lives...

A good portion of the Child Advocates’ work here at New Choices is focused on working with children, not only in shelter but throughout the community of Shelby County. New Choices has a variety of subject matter for grades K-12, that we are willing and prepared to bring to the schools/organizations, in order to educate the students on the National Issues of Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence, Stalking, as well as...

How many times have you read a news story about a woman accusing someone of abuse only to scroll down to read the comments? Most likely, nestled among a few well-meaning comments of support, you found a bevy of judgment and shaming directed at the survivor. And, they're coming from both men and women. “This happened years ago and she’s just talking about it now? Sounds like someone needs attention.” “If it...

 

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