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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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DVSAC Joins Global Campaign

One Billion Rising to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls On February 14th, 2015 at 1:00pm, DVSAC and Nevada County will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on  ...

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RAD Registration

[gravityform id=”7″ name=”RAD Systems Registration”] Please download and fill out a wellness information form for each participant and bring on the first day of class. Girls under 18 must be at least 12 years old and have a signed parental consent form.   Back to R.A.D. of Nevada County info

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How to Help a Friend or Family Member Who’s Been Raped

What you communicate to your friend, daughter, or loved one is extremely important. What you say, and don’t say, will effect how quickly a rape victim recovers. DO: Say “I BELIEVE YOU.” Tell her “IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT.” LISTEN. She will need someone to talk to, who won’t criticize her judgment, show disgust instead of support, or be overly curious about  ...

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Quiz: Am I in an Abusive Relationship?

Dating Violence: answer these questions honestly! About 3 out of 4 dating relationships of high school students in Nevada County are healthy ones. Yours should be, too! Are you ever frightened of your partner’s temper? Does he/she get jealous when you hang out with other friends or your family? Have you stopped hanging out with them to keep your partner  ...

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Common Myths About Rape

When a girl says “no,” she really means “yes.” A lot of guys think a girl just says no because she’s supposed to – and that she can’t say that she wants sex even when she does. And that “no” is just the beginning of negotiating for a “yes”. But a guy doesn’t have the right to make up a girl’s mind for her, or to  ...

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Rape Trauma Syndrome

Sexual assault is an extremely traumatic experience, leaving survivors overwhelmed with a mixture of emotional, psychological and physical distress. Rape Trauma Syndrome is the term for the pattern of symptoms that a survivor goes through as they progress through their healing and recovery. (It is actually a specific form of Post Traumatic Stress  ...

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Relationship Bill of Rights

I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. I have a right to follow my own values and standards I have the right to say no and not feel guilty. I have the right to experience and express my feelings. I have the right to feel safe. I have the right to take time for myself. I have the right to change my mind. I have the right to ask for what  ...

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