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Prevention Perspective: New Year Resolutions

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Tracy Darling- DeMarcus
Prevention Program Manager

The New Year can be a time for us to reflect on what has been, as well as a time to look to the future and envision what could be. A violence-free world IS possible. Each and every day, we can all take steps to make this world a reality.

Here are a few things that you can do to help prevent domestic and sexual violence:

  1. Be the Change. Reflect on your own relationships; not only romantic relationships, but friendships and relationships with family members as well. Set an intention to model healthy behaviors like trust, respect and equality in all of the relationships in your life.

  1. Share Information. Invite a local organization, like the WCA, to come speak at your workplace or with a group of your friends. Let others know that you are committed to working toward a world free from violence.

  1. Talk to a Child. Teach your children about healthy relationships, boundaries and respect. Let them know that they deserve to have fun, happy, healthy relationships with their friends, peers, dating partners and family members.

  1. Donate Time, Talent or Treasures. Many organizations like the WCA rely on volunteers and support from their communities. Reach out to an agency to see how you can help.

  2. Change Your Focus. Set an intention for yourself to actively practice ways to prevent violence every day. Support girls and women as leaders, challenge traditional gender norms and values-centered in power and aggression, call out victim-blaming language and instead ask “why does one person feel like they have the right to do this to another person?”.

 

EVENTS

Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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