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Resilience Appoints Megan Hennessey as Executive Director

Resilience Appoints Megan Hennessey as Executive Director

Resilience’s Board of Directors have selected Megan Hennessey to become Resilience’s permanent Executive Director. Megan’s journey with Resilience began as a college intern, and over the past 16 years she has dedicated herself to the cause, serving in various capacities including Clinical Services Supervisor and Program Director.

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Consent: More Than Just a Buzzword

Consent: More Than Just a Buzzword

Like most words, “consent” can mean slightly different things depending on the context. You’ve most likely heard it used in the context of sexual encounters along with the phrase, “no means no.” This is a vital point to understand, but it’s also important to know that consent is about individual autonomy in all situations.

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Understanding the Intersections of Disability and Abuse

Understanding the Intersections of Disability and Abuse

According to The Disability Justice Resource Center, people with disabilities are sexually assaulted at nearly three times the rate of people without disabilities. Even more distressing, only 3% of sexual abuses involving people with developmental disabilities are ever reported.

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New Gun Laws Aim to Protect Survivors

New Gun Laws Aim to Protect Survivors

Permitting convicted abusers to have firearms poses a grave risk to the general public and the lives and well-being of their partners and ex-partners. An abusive partner’s access to a firearm makes it five times more likely that they will kill their partner.

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“I’m Fighting for a Life.”

“I’m Fighting for a Life.”

“The best you can do is what you are doing now. To learn and listen. Empathize.  Advocate for and support. I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else.”

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Protecting Survivors from Gun Violence

Protecting Survivors from Gun Violence

As the Michigan legislative branch continues conversations and actions on these bills, stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, contact your representatives and urge them to consider the necessity for this legislation to be passed.

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