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Resilience & Uncertainty: A Year in Review

The challenges of the past 20 months have been unprecedented. It is clear that the pandemic has made victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child seuxal abuse less safe and more isolated. There has been a sustained increase in demand for services across all programs of the agency, and survivors are coming to us…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Becky Baines, Community Engagement Specialist Domestic violence thrives in silence. To be able to support victims and survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize it by talking openly about it. Having an informed conversation about domestic violence requires understanding what it is—that it’s much more than physical…

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A Youth Theater Consent Guide

A booklet highlighting consent-based best practices for youth theater participants Written by: Daniel Lipson, Advocacy Center Youth Intern through the Stephen E. Garner Summers of Service program of the United Way of Tompkins County I have been involved in youth theater since I was seven years old. Some environments have been wonderful, with great care taken regarding the…

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