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Safety and Three Tips to Feel Safe

Three Safety Tips to Feel Safe EVERYONE deserves to feel safe and empowered. Today in our fast-paced busy world, we can easily find ourselves in a situation where we do not feel safe. If you feel as though someone is trying to touch you inappropriately or hurt you in any way, here are 3 safety…
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The Bully, The Bullied, and the ‘not so innocent’ Bystander

The Bully, The Bullied, and the ‘not so innocent’ Bystander In October’s blog about Bullying, we shared that research has shown that students who have a disability are more worried about school safety and or being injured or harassed by their peers than students without disabilities (pacer.org). The title of this blog is the title…
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Don’t Be A Bully

Don’t Be A Bully Bullying is the actions taken to seek harm, intimidate or coerce someone who is considered to be vulnerable to the perpetrator (stopbullying.gov). Like each new generation of children, bullying changes too. New forms of bullying are found, meaning that there are new outlets for kids and adults to bully, this can…
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Sexual Violence And Survivors Experiencing Characteristics Of The Autism Spectrum

Sexual Violence and Survivors Experiencing Characteristics Of The Autism Spectrum                 As of 2020, according to the CDC, approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD does not discriminate and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Autism Spectrum disorder is just that, a spectrum that…
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Honoring A Survivor’s Voice

Daisy Coleman lived a life dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault by advocating for better education in schools about prevention strategies and how to recognize and respond to the impact that sexual assault has on youth. Daisy didn’t easily choose this role, the role chose her after she was sexually assaulted by a peer…
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Victim Blaming and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault is typically defined as, “illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is in capable of giving consent”. Given this definition, there are many misconceptions about sexual assault only including rape. Though, sexual assault is a…
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Highlighting An LGBTQ+ Lens

You claimed to love me. But did you really? Is it really love if you make me feel worthless? Is it really love if you tell me I will never succeed? Is it really love if you so easily left when I clearly needed you most? You claimed to love me. But did you really?…
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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Awareness Month My name is Sarah J. and I am a member of Cape Cod PATH: People Against Trafficking Humans. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. So – what exactly is human trafficking? The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery, and involves the use of…
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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air and warmer weather is right around the corner. But everyone should always remember to be cautious of their relationships and what’s happening in them. Always remember there’s no time in your life when you can’t be affected by dating abuse, it can happen to everyone, even teenagers. Here are some…
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THOUGHTS ON PERSPECTICIDE

This past week, I read a really interesting article written by UMass Amherst professor Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD.  In it, she wrote about the concept of perspecticide.  Perspecticide is the idea that when you’re in a relationship with someone’s who’s controlling, manipulative, and coercive, they have this ability over time to stifle your uniqueness.  You start…
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