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June is PRIDE Month!

June is Pride Month! What began as a day to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, a tipping point for the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, has grown into a month-long celebration of equality, visibility, and diversity.

This month, we are honoring pride by highlighting the specific issues and challenges those in LGBTQ relationships may experience. A healthy relationship is a healthy relationship regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. No matter who you love, everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.

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LGBTQ Pride Month

By |Healthy Relationships|

Celebrating PRIDE June is Pride Month! What began as a day to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, a tipping point for the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, has grown into a month-long celebration of equality, visibility, and diversity. This month, we are honoring pride by highlighting the specific issues and challenges those in LGBTQ relationships may experience. [...]

When A Child Says #MeToo

By |Child Abuse, Sexual Assault|

For decades, we at HCWC have stressed the importance of believing survivors of sexual assault or relationship violence when they open up and tell their story. Talking to someone about abuse or trauma can be an overwhelming and incredibly vulnerable act, which is why it is so crucial not to shut someone down by offering suggestions about what a survivor could have done to avoid the [...]

Listen. Believe. Support.

By |Child Abuse, Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Assault|

On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This tweet started a ripple effect of an infinite number of survivors and victims of sexual assault coming forward and sharing that they too had experienced sexual violence. Since then, the #MeToo movement has continuously grown and awareness has [...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By |Sexual Assault|

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national effort to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. We can do better. Help us stop sexual violence before it starts. Get Educated [...]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

By |Child Abuse|

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual campaign dedicated to raising public awareness and prevention of child abuse. This month is about engaging individuals and communities on how we can keep children safe. Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. Help [...]

Why We Honor Dating Violence Awareness Month

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

February is Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support young people in seeking healthy relationships. 1 in 3 young people will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with. Everyone deserves a healthy relationship. Help us stop abuse before it starts. [...]

Let’s Talk About Consent

By |Healthy Relationships, Sexual Assault|

There seems to be more stories every day about sexual assault and harassment among celebrities, teachers, college students, athletes, and politicians. The conversations around these stories reveal many people struggling to understand sexual assault -- perhaps incorrectly assuming these stories always involve violence. Sexual assault means performing any sexual activity without consent from the other person. If you believe you were sexually assaulted [...]

Did You Know You Are a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse?

By |Child Abuse|

Have you ever seen a situation involving a child that made you feel uncomfortable? Perhaps you suspected a child is in danger. Maybe you wondered, what should I do? What can I do? The purpose of mandated reporting is to identify suspected abuse or neglect of a child as quickly as possible to prevent further harm. If you suspect a child is being abused, [...]

Healthy Relationships 101

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

Relationships can be defined in many ways. Whether they are serious, casual, a friendship, or family, all relationships deserve to be healthy. But how do you know if your relationship is healthy? The Relationship Spectrum A helpful place to start is by thinking about relationships existing on a spectrum - with healthy on one end, abusive on the other end, and unhealthy somewhere [...]

10 Signs You May be in an Unhealthy Relationship

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

Being in a relationship is not always easy but it should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, one where you feel supported and accepted by your partner. New relationships are very exciting and sometimes even magical, the person you like likes you back! It is a time of going out on dates and getting to know one another. As you are learning about your [...]