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No More “Boys Will Be Boys”

I wonder if people who say things like “boys will be boys” realizing how much loathing those statements show for young men. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of attempted rape as a high school student. Many of his defenders have minimized the…


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The Legacy of Abuse

After two years of investigation, a Pennsylvania grand jury report has brought to light over 1,000 cases of abuse of children by 300 Catholic priests over the last 70 years. In the words of the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is…


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Aroma Lockets

Verity is truly blessed to have such a wonderful community of collaborators! One of our volunteer Crisis Line Counselors has embarked on an awesome locket-making project in which she will sell lockets with essential oils to raise money for Verity and give lockets to those…


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Does Your Teen Have a Safety Plan?

A TEEN’S GUIDE TO SAFETY PLANNING *adapted from Love is Respect. WHY DO I NEED A SAFETY PLAN? Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know…


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Red Flag Warnings in Kids and Teens

Signs that a teen may have been sexually abused Some of the warning signs that a teen has been sexually assaulted or abused can easily blend in with the everyday struggles teens face as they learn how to relate to their bodies, peers, and environments. If…


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What is stalking?

What is Stalking? You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a current or past boyfriend or girlfriend or a stranger. Stalkers may engage in a variety…


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Seminar for Parents and Guardians: How to Talk to Your Children About Consent and Sexual Assault

Our kids have access to information and media about sex and relationships earlier than ever before. That’s why we’re hosting our own seminar about “the talk!” This seminar is free and will be suitable for parents and guardians of children of all ages. Kids are…


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Keri’s Kids Gives Back

We are so fortunate to live in a wonderful county where people who care about our community and work hard to make it even better every day. One such person is Keri Vellis. Keri is the author of two amazing children’s books, Sometimes and When I…


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Pride & Survivors

June is recognized as Pride month, a time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, gender non-conforming, bigender, demisexual, intersex, and two-spirit people to celebrate their identities and histories. While there is a lot of amazing work to recognize and celebrate, there…


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In Light of Mother’s Day: Protecting Our Girls

The article below is a guest piece by Sonoma’s own Stephanie Hiller. It is intended for mothers who want to protect their daughters, but we think that all readers can gain some insight into sexual violence, human trafficking, and more. Read on: Moms have always…


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