Supporting Children

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. Last year roughly 42,717 children in Texas experienced child abuse including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Locally, in 2020 Roxanne’s House, the child advocacy center serving Hays and Caldwell counties served 530 victims of child abuse. Child abuse affects children in numerous ways: psychologically, behaviorally, and physically.  

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Normalizing “The Talk”

By |Child Abuse|

Whenever someone says “We’re having The Talk” people think of the awkward conversation that every parent has with their teen about safe sex. However, there is another “Talk” that needs to happen. The Talk we are looking at today is for younger children and toddlers. Your initial reaction may be that children of that age are too young to have the Talk, but [...]

Interrupting the Cycle of Child Abuse

By |Child Abuse|

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. The following article is the first article of a four-week series focusing on raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. 2 in 5 women and 1 in 5 men will experience a form of sexual abuse/assault in their lifetime.   Last year roughly 42,717 children in Texas experienced child abuse including [...]

The Reality of Dating Violence

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships, Uncategorized|

“That doesn’t happen to young people.” “It’s not a big deal.” “If it is happening, it should be easy for them to just break-up.” These are all common misconceptions that relate to the prevalence and impact of dating violence. Dating violence occurs among young people at an alarming rate.   The short and long-term effects of experiencing dating [...]

Take Action to Prevent Dating Violence

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support teens and young adults in seeking healthy relationships. Though these conversations are important to have year-round, February gives us the opportunity to shine a light on dating abuse and inspire conversations about healthy relationships in order to stop violence before it starts. How will you [...]

LGBTQ Relationships

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

Relationships are as different as the people in them. The same goes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) relationships. There are qualities all healthy relationships should have and abuse is never one of them. No matter who you love or how you identify, everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Healthy LGBTQ Relationships Your relationship should make [...]

LGBTQ Pride Month

By |Healthy Relationships|

What began as a day to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, a tipping point for the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, LGBTQ Pride Month has grown into a celebration of equality, visibility, and resilience. The Stonewall Uprising, also known as the Stonewall riots, is a part of many moments in history where communities fought long-standing violence, abuse, [...]

Maintaining Healthy Relationships During Shelter-in-Place

By |Healthy Relationships|

We have all been quickly thrust into a completely new living arrangement amidst current shelter in place orders. Whether you have been married for years, have children, are living with someone, or are dating someone, this new situation has changed many people’s relationship dynamics. For many of us in the United States, stay at home or shelter in place orders are still rather [...]

BOOK REVIEW: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

By |Media, Sexual Assault|

Chanel Miller In 2015 the Stanford rape case made national headlines and captivated social media, causing many debates on-campus rape culture, drinking, and consent. Media outlets fixated on Brock Turner’s swim records, economic background, and career potential, bringing up real discussions on class and privilege in relation to criminal justice. At the time she was known as Emily Doe, a woman found [...]

Practicing Self-Compassion During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By |Self-Care|

**This article was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent Social Distancing orders have drastically changed our day to day lives. Many people are now working from home, children are home from schools, restaurants and public parks are closing. For many people anxiety and stress levels are high, and tensions are increasing.  We are needing to limit our time with others as [...]

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

By |Self-Care|

**This article was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuck at Home If you’re like me right now, you’ve probably been sitting at home under a Stay at Home Directive in order to help keep the world safe against this unprecedented Coronavirus. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been going a little stir crazy. There are only so many things [...]

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