Prevention is Possible!

Sexual assault and child abuse are not just “big city” problems. We must acknowledge that these issues happen in our community more often than we would like to think. Therefore, we should focus on preventing sexual assault and child abuse [...]

2021-04-23T17:09:14+00:00By |

Normalizing “The Talk”

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 [...]

2021-04-08T21:42:06+00:00By |

Interrupting the Cycle of 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 [...]

2021-04-02T16:48:08+00:00By |

Behind Closed Doors: Children At Risk

**This article was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic  While the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis is developing out of public sight. With many schools, daycares, and businesses closing their doors, childcare is reverting [...]

2020-04-14T16:43:25+00:00By |

Help Prevent Child Abuse This April

Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed every year in the United States and is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse and neglect. Nearly 700,000 children in the United States are experiencing abuse every year. HCWC remains dedicated [...]

2020-04-02T16:26:15+00:00By |

Internet Safety Tips for Teens & Parents

With most teens accessing the internet from mobile devices, many parents want to know how they can keep their teens safe online. While many programs and apps are designed with parental locks and passwords, they don’t teach teens how [...]

2020-07-29T18:27:20+00:00By |

When A Child Says #MeToo

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 [...]

2019-06-05T19:37:45+00:00By |

Listen. Believe. Support.

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 [...]

2019-06-05T19:35:30+00:00By |

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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 [...]

2019-06-05T19:40:09+00:00By |
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