Words have power. Words have even more influence if the people using them are in the public spotlight. When rape is talked about flippantly, it adds to the widespread minimization of sexual assault.
Gatekeeping, which is a system that controls access to resources, is a discriminatory barrier entrenched in most services across the country. Together, these barriers can make it life-threatening to disclose and even prevent assistance to those who take that risk.
Being open, honest, and authentic is key to building trust with youth and allowing them to openly share about their relationship concerns or questions they might have about dating.
It can be difficult to know how to support a friend in an unsafe relationship, but your support could be the difference in whether or not they leave the relationship.
We encourage you to watch this captivating 10-episode series on Netflix and join us virtually on November 11th at 12PM as we discuss “Maid” in depth.
**TRIGGER WARNING** This story contains content related to domestic violence. Click to read the third and final story of The Resilience Series, J’s Resilience.
**TRIGGER WARNING** This story contains content related to physical violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Click to read the second story of The Resilience Series, Savannah’s Resilience.
**TRIGGER WARNING** This story contains content related to physical violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Click to read the first story of The Resilience Series, Jessica’s Resilience.
Many people are quick to think that Domestic Violence means that one partner is physically assaulting the other – but it is so much more than that. Read more to learn how you can get involved with DVAM!
When someone is being stalked, they may feel helpless and confused. However, you have some control over your situation. Let us share steps you can take if you feel someone may be stalking you.
When someone is being stalked, there are very few places that are truly safe. Stalking can pose a serious risk for survivors attempting to find a safe place to stay after an abusive relationship.
When connecting with individuals who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking, the terminology you use has the ability to foster or hinder the healing journey.
Collectively, we can achieve an empowering culture that allows survivors to freely and justly use their voice. Read more to learn how to challenge stigmas and stereotypes surrounding sexual assault.
Resilience is proud to offer training that provides salon owners and employees tips for recognizing domestic violence among their clientele and discreetly getting important safety information into the hands of domestic violence victims.
While our services currently remain predominantly virtual, we wanted to highlight the work Resilience is doing at this time and what services look like today. Free and confidential support is always available.