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Compassion Project: Hispanic Heritage Month

A Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month by Shannon Montaño, Prevention Program Specialist   National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. September 15 marks the day Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate their independence from Spanish colonial rule. Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16.


Compassion Project: Education is Key

At The WCA, we believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual assault in our community. Over the past few months, we have been working hard to get important resources and information out to you. Some of the exciting things we have been working on are our brand new […]


Compassion Project: September 2019

ACEs, Compassion, and the Power of Resilience We work with people every day who have experienced immense amounts of trauma. Often, their first traumatic experiences occur as children. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age […]


Compassion Project August 2019

“Daring to set boundaries is about the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown In the simplest terms, a boundary is what’s okay or not okay. Often when I’m speaking with young people about boundaries, they say things like “it’s drawing a line someone shouldn’t cross”, or “boundaries are telling […]


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