Have you seen this video called “The Signs” about Teen Dating Violence? It is powerful, important and necessary for people to watch to understand the signs on domestic violence in teens and how they can get help.

TRIGGER WARNING FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE

itgetsbetterproject:

Thank you to our friends at Google for making this bold statement for global #LGBT fair treatment and equality!

itgetsbetterproject:

Thank you to our friends at Google for making this bold statement for global #LGBT fair treatment and equality!

"…It is uncommon for an accusation against a powerful person to stick.  By telling her story and braving the storm, Dylan is an example of perseverance and resilience.  It’s probable that we will never know exactly what happened – this is true of many sexual assault cases.  But this specific case offers us the opportunity to trust the survivor with her story.  I choose trust."

Read this week’s blog post about Dylan Farrow’s letter about Woody Allen.

"…It is uncommon for an accusation against a powerful person to stick.  By telling her story and braving the storm, Dylan is an example of perseverance and resilience.  It’s probable that we will never know exactly what happened – this is true of many sexual assault cases.  But this specific case offers us the opportunity to trust the survivor with her story.  I choose trust."

Read this week’s blog post about Dylan Farrow’s letter about Woody Allen.

Check out DCVLP intern Emily’s take on this year’s Super Bowl ads, the surprising lack of sexism and what that might say about a change in the archaic “sex cells” mentality of advertising. 

selfcareafterrape:

The Basics:
Common Responses to Rape/Sexual Assault(ppt)
Talking About Trauma (ppt)
Traumaversaries
Why You Aren’t Bad for Loving Your Abuser.
Need Help With:
Sleep
Nightmares
Surviving the Holidays (ppt)
Overstimulated Nerves
Self-Injury (ppt)
Flashbacks (ppt)
Dissociating (ppt)
Triggers:
I’m triggered- Now What?
More On Triggers
On Purposely Triggering Yourself
Boundaries:
Boundaries (ppt)
Boundaries 101
Boundaries: How to set them
Self-Care:
What is Self Care Anyway?
BACE Method
Self Care When You Lack a Sense of Self
Interpersonal Self-Care
Emotional Self Care
Physical Self Care
Consent/sex:
Intimacy After Rape
Lets Talk Consent
Lets Talk Sex
Sexuality After Rape
For Friends/Family/Partners of Survivors:
How to Help a Friend Who Has Been Raped.(ppt)
Avoiding Awkward- How to talk about rape when we talk to survivors.(ppt)
Sometimes the easiest thing to say is the worst.
A Friend is Self Harming (ppt)
Comfort In. Complain Out.
What Can I Do?
A Friend is Dissociating.(ppt)

Who else is sick and tired of reading about sexual assaults on college campuses and what resources SHOULD be available to survivors? Read today’s blog post on President Obama’s newly created task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses and how it aims to help BEFORE sexual assaults and rape take place. 

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/01/obama-taking-stand.html

Read today’s blog post on double standards and domestic violence.

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/01/role-reversal.html

Read today’s blog post on double standards and domestic violence.

http://dcvolunteerlawyersproject.blogspot.com/2014/01/role-reversal.html

Did you know that domestic violence can lead to eviction? Read today’s blog post on domestic violence and eviction.

Did you know that domestic violence can lead to eviction? Read today’s blog post on domestic violence and eviction.

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Read today’s blog post about some of the history of the month and the dangers that stalking presents.

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Read today’s blog post about some of the history of the month and the dangers that stalking presents.