Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Responding To Disclosures

Responding to Disclosures What is a Disclosure? A disclosure is telling another person about an incident or experience of violence or abuse. This incident or experience of violence may have occurred in the past, or it may have happened recently, or it may be ongoing. If someone discloses to you, here are a few helpful…
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It’s All About Consent!

It’s All About Consent! People with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than people without disabilities. ( The statistics are devasting. There are things we can do to change these numbers and help create safer communities for all people. Teaching about consent is one powerful thing. Here are some of the…
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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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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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The letter every survivor needs to read

Much talk around the office this past week included the significant uproar in the recent sentencing of a Stanford student, accused of raping a girl last January on campus. Brock Turner was given a sentence of six months in jail, and a lifetime registering as a sex offender for the crime he committed. The rationale…
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM)

April is all about recognizing that sexual assault occurs in our communities, schools, to our friends, and to people we know and love.  One in five women and one in six men has experienced sexual abuse at some point in their lifetime.  If you were to look around your classroom of 25 students and think…there’s no…
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