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 |

Supporting Someone Who Has Experienced Sexual Assault

It can feel overwhelming when someone tells you that they have been sexually assaulted. You want to respond appropriately and show your support. Finding the right words may seem impossible and like nothing is enough. This is a normal feeling. This shows that you care. The response to someone who has disclosed their [...]

2021-04-16T20:10:44+00:00By |

BOOK REVIEW: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

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 [...]

2020-05-11T20:09:24+00:00By |

How to Listen. Believe. Support. This April

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. Sexual assault is a pervasive and unfortunately common occurrence. 1 in 3 [...]

2020-04-01T16:53:05+00:00By |

Helping a Friend

A friend of mine is in an abusive relationship and I am worried about them. What can I do to help?It can be a very upsetting when someone we care about is being abused or even treated badly by their [...]

2020-08-10T18:14:42+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 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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 [...]

2019-06-05T19:39:42+00:00By |

Let’s Talk About Consent

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 [...]

2020-07-29T18:12:27+00:00By |
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