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by Heather Campbell & Amanda Bashi Heather Campbell is the Executive Director of the Advocacy Center. Amanda Bashi is a trauma-informed staff attorney at the Advocacy Center, where she represents survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Here at the Advocacy Center, we’ve gotten some questions lately about the alarming headlines claiming Trump’s administration changed…
Survivor’s Guide to the Holidays by Audrey, Domestic Violence Advocate If you have been part of a support group or learning exchange, you may have heard the term “ground rules” or “group agreements.” We love groups and we love group agreements at the Advocacy Center. Groups offer an opportunity to support each other and build community….
Welcome to the second edition of our quarterly electronic newsletter. Our agency’s values and mission are rooted in supporting and empowering survivor voices. This edition of our newsletter shines a spotlight on one of our amazing volunteers, highlights our critical residential services, and provides an update on the continued work of our new ACTion group. In this issue: Holding…
Holding Hope For Survivors This year, as I move through the holiday season, I’ve found myself thinking often of hope. The hopes that I have for my family and my community. The hopes that I have for our world as we navigate the political and environmental challenges we face. And the hopes that I have…
Join the Advocacy Center for our 2019 Annual Celebration to reflect on the important work completed over the past year and to celebrate and honor the strength of survivors in our community. Attendees will learn more about the current work of the agency, meet our staff and board of directors, and provide critical feedback about how to best serve those impacted by domestic and sexual violence in Tompkins County. As is tradition, we will honor members of our community as our 2019 Advocacy Center Ally Award Recipients. A delicious spread of hors d'oeuvres will be provided along with a cash bar. All members of our community are encouraged to attend and, while not required, a $15 donation is greatly appreciated. Space is limited so RSVP today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocacy-center-annual-celebration-2019-tickets-57639459174 Parking: Parking is available in the Green Street Parking Garage and there is an elevator that directly enters the Marriott Hotel. Community Valet Parking is available in front of the Marriott, at their prescribed rates. Please contact the Marriott directly for information about this option. Can't attend but still want to support our work? The Advocacy Center relies on the generosity of our community to best serve survivors. To make a donation or learn more about ways to get involved please visit 'Get Active' on our website. We greatly appreciate your generosity and support.
Event Leads - ZVN Event Title - Free Screening & Discussion of “Boys and Men Healing” Date/Time: 4/2/2019 6:30pm-8pm - **RESCHEDULED FROM 2/27 Location: The Space @ Greenstar AC Staff: ZVN & Discussion Facilitator & Advocate Description: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP_ZNOdyhRg This screening is FREE, and open to the public. There will be a facilitated discussion following the film, and participants are encouraged to schedule child sexual abuse prevention trainings with Enough Abuse Tompkins to ensure that the childhood abuse experiences of these men is not re-lived in our community.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP_ZNOdyhRg This screening is FREE, and open to the public. There will be a facilitated discussion following the film, and participants are encouraged to schedule child sexual abuse prevention trainings with Enough Abuse Tompkins to ensure that the childhood abuse experiences of the men featured in the film are not re-lived in our community. Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the epidemic of sexual abuse of boys, the impact on individuals, families, and society. The film portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives-while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. The film includes a support group of men and is testimony to the importance of men finding safe places to support one another and share their stories together. The film was produced under the sponsorship of the International Documentary Association. English and/or Spanish subtitles can be shown during the screening if interested parties contact email@example.com before the event. Content Warning: This film discusses child sexual abuse which may be difficult or disturbing for some viewers. Advocates will be at the theater to provide support. This film is being shown by the Advocacy Center as part of our Enough Abuse Tompkins project. "This project was supported by subgrant No. C652134 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about scheduling a child sexual abuse prevention program for your community. Learn more at theadvocacycenter.org or enoughabuse.org
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A first step in creating a safer community where survivors can get help is to learn more about abuse. We all have a role in ending domestic and sexual violence.