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Transforming Our Culture of Violence

  This training will focus on: Deconstructing our conscious or unconscious culture of violence Future trainings will focus on: Ways to move away from perpetuating that violence and Communicating in a language of a balanced human system This training will benefit first responders, community agency staff members and volunteers, parents, and anyone in  ...

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Domestic Violence Against Men

How to Know if You’re a Victim of Domestic Violence Women and children are not the only ones subjected to domestic violence. Men can be victims of domestic violence as well. The one defining characteristic of most abused men is that they are extremely embarrassed by their predicament. Most men who want to reach out are scared of being laughed at or  ...

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Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

(Courtesy of Men Can Stop Rape) What you should know… about men who have been sexually assaulted Rape is a men’s issue for many reasons. One we don’t often talk about is the fact that men are sexually assaulted. We need to start recognizing the presence of male survivors and acknowledging their unique experience. The following  ...

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Stopping Rape: What Men Can Do

(Courtesy of Men Can Stop Rape) All men can play a vital role in rape prevention. Here are a few of the ways: Be aware of language Words are very powerful, especially when spoken by people with power over others. We live in a society in which words are often used to put women down, where calling a girl or woman a “bitch,”  ...

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Supporting Survivors

(Courtesy of Men Can Stop Rape) When someone says, “I was raped”… Believe Them It is not your role to question whether a rape occurred but to be there to ease the pain. The fact is that false rape reports are no more nor less common than false reports for other violent crimes. Help Them Explore Their Options Don’t take charge of  ...

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