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In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice.Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts, Terry Boi, Ina Anthony and Michelle Brown to discuss Sexual Assault Awareness and the activities including TAKE BACK THE NIGHT (TBTN) events are Kalimah Johnson and John Trimble. Kalimah Johnson is founder and Executive Director of the SASHA Center, Inc. SASHA CENTER is a sexual assault service, prevention and educational agency which is designed to provide educational/support groups to survivors of sexual assault. John Trimble is a poet, visionary, friend, brother, author, creative spirit and activist. He has brought a male perspective to TBTN activities reminding us that men not only should be protectors but can also be victims of sexual assault as well.
Join Can We Talk for REAL as we change our profile picture to Taking Back the NIGHT in support of raising public awareness to Sexual Violence. If you are a survivor or a friend or family member that would like information and resources that maybe available, please listen in or better yet join in the conversation.
RAPE KITS BACKLOGGED ON SHELVES, RAPISTS FREE AS BIRDS. WHO’S DOING SOMETHING?
We've all heard about the backlog of rape kits at crime facilities and police labs all across the country, and all the information locked in those kits that could be used to prosecute rapists and prevent them from raping again. The good news is that some states are actually tackling that backlog and making headway in those DNA tests - AND finding a lot of criminals. The bad news – huge backlogs still exist; it takes money to process this evidence; and some states are actually charging victims for processing and investigating via rape kits.
Erika Teschke, Founder of RapeKitWA.org, started out as your everyday citizen until she read about the nationwide issue with untested rape kits. Since then she has talked with leaders at all levels of the rape kit chain of custody in Wa State and with national organizations such as the Joyful Heart’s End The Backlog in order to help bring victim centered rape kit reform to her home state. RapeKitWA. org began as an educational tool and has morphed into a community based grassroots lobbying effort that helped to both educate the public about rape kits and steer legislation through the WA State Legislature.
Join us as we talk with Erika to find out what's going on with rape kits around the country with rape kits and the victims they represent.
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Ted Chabasinski is an attorney and human rights activist in Berkeley, California. In 1944, as a 6-year-old boy so intellectually gifted he jumped from first grade to third he was taken from his home in the Bronx to New York’s Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced “schizophrenic”, because his mother had been labelled “schizophrenic”. There he began a series of 20 electro-convulsive shock treatments. The boy, Ted Chabasinski, was one of hundreds of children used in ECT experiments. Tests since condemned as barbaric. He remained an inmate in a state psychiatric hospital until the age of seventeen. Chabasinski survived and became active in the civil rights movement and ultimately an attorney.
Ted has organized an International Day of Protest Against Shock Treatment, being held on May 16, 2015. There will be demonstrations in many countries and cities around the world.
Today, our guest will be Ivonne Zucco, Executive Director at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, CT. We will discuss sexual violence, and what we as a community can do to prevent it, where the victim can turn for help and what kind of help is available at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.
Ivonne Zucco has served in a number of roles at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education since 2009. In 2011 she became the Executive Director of the agency.
Ms. Zucco has a particular interest in prevention and believes education is of the utmost importance. The agency spreads awareness through community involvement starting as early as the pre-school years. Ms. Zucco has also played an active role in legislation re: sexual assault.
The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education provides free, 24-hour confidential help to men, women and children who have experienced sexual assault, serving the eight towns of lower Fairfield County, CT since 1979. They can be there from the time the victim enters the emergency room, throughout their making a police statement, and remain involved in preliminary court proceedings to the date of trial. They can also be with the victims as the healing takes place, delivering goal-oriented counseling. All of their services are available in English and Spanish.
Growing numbers of female teachers are being prosecuted for sexual assault due to changing attitudes and more women cops, claims Department Of Education
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3051283/Growing-numbers-female-teachers-prosecuted-sexual-assault-changing-attitudes-women-cops-claims-Department-Education.html#ixzz3Y5FpeNI
Christian school teacher, 27, who had two-month sexual relationship with 15-year-old student apologizes for 'taking his innocence'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3050974/Teacher-27-caught-two-years-having-two-month-sexual-relationship-15-year-old-student-apologizes-taking-innocence.html#ixzz3Y5FxDQYf
EXCLUSIVE: 'I've never had a boyfriend. No one will love me when they know what he did to me. I feel shame': Paedo Gary Glitter's victim breaks her ten year silence
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3048931/I-ve-never-boyfriend-No-one-love-know-did-feel-shame-Paedo-Gary-Glitter-s-victim-breaks-ten-year-silence.html#ixzz3Y5GXzOgS
RobinLynne was born on May 7, 1962 to Murray Jay and Rose Annette Mabin. Growing up in Tacoma Washington,
RobinLynne attended Henry Foss High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force at the ripe age of 17.
Robin Lynne served our country from 1980-1988 where she acquired a phenomenal skill set in telecommunications
and computer operations. She also acquired post dramatic stress disorder due to a sexual assault that occurred early on
in her military career. This condition went undiagnosed and untreated for over twenty years and became the contributing
factors to homelessness and unemployment. Having overcome these obstacles, RobinLynne continues
to serve the people as a Minister and producer where she currently operates a Network that she uses to empower and
equip the people.
Currently RobinLynn operates an Award Winning Radio Network on Spreaker.com and her own private network
where she hosts business’s, independent artists, and other ministries all over the world providing awesome support
and network services. RobinLynne is the mother of Alton and Sarah and enjoys
serving as a Missionary. RobinLynne is a proud member of Total Victory Christian
Center and is community advocate at Family In Distress, Inc a 501c3 non profit organization serving South Florida
Join Talk with Tenney on April 22, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting and informative conversation with Lauren Parks on surviving and ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lauren Parks is a social work graduate student at Monmouth university. Her life's work has been dedicated to aiding and assisting victims of violence, specifically, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through her own personal experience with teen dating violence, Lauren has been able to use that negative experience to advocate for victims everywhere. Lauren currently serves as a rape survivor advocate through safe horizon community program and also leads an empowerment group for female victims in Staten Island. Lauren has plans of developing a center for victims that would be dedicated to more long term after care.
Lines will be open for you to call in and be part of the program (267)521-0167
We are all wounded children, still living with the memories of hurtful experiences that limit who we believe we are worthy of becoming. Our guest today walks us through a process of inner healing of emotional traumas that may have affected us for an entire lifetime. Now is the season to begin again, without the painful baggage of the past
This week on WWG Wednesday Nick and Erik have another great guest. Bianca Ramirez has an amazing story! Her dilligence to educate and empower those like her has been indefatigible. On Nick and Erik in the Monin she will continue those efforts, as we talk about her story and how it has helped so many others. Tune In as Nick and Eriks season comes to a close.
This week U.S. observes National Crime Victims’ Rights week—promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Millions of Americans each year are victimized by crime—acts of terrorism, violent crime, human trafficking, hate crimes, financial fraud, child abuse, cyber crime, kidnapping, bank robbery...the list goes on. And the FBI’s Office for Victim Assistance (OVA) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the Bureau are afforded the opportunity to receive the services and notifications they are entitled to and the assistance they need to cope. http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/2015-national-crime-victims-rights-week
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign
The OVA manages the day-to-day operational aspects of our victim assistance program in each of our 56 field offices, where our victim specialists work with those who have suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial harm as a result of a federal crime. In addition, OVA is also responsible for providing training and information that equips FBI agents and other Bureau personnel to work effectively with victims
Sexual violence including child sexual abuse crosses all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. According to the Child Maltreatment 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, 60,956 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in the US 2013—9.0 percent of the total number of reported maltreatment cases that year.
he California legislature is beginning to look at the way children are medicated with psychiatric medications. Some purport that prescribing practices are to blame—that psychiatrists are prescribing too many anti-psychotic medications which have significant and serious side effects to children, particularly in the foster care system. The practice of prescribing psychiatric medications to children is a direct result of the "presenting complaint" brought to the attention of the psychiatrist. The overuse or underuse of medication or inappropriate use of medication for foster children is a symptom of a much larger problem with the care of children in the foster care system.
Dr. DeSilva has spent over 15 years as a Psychiatrist, specifically enhancing the mental health of children and adolescents. Much of her work consists of the complex array of needs with adolescent and young adult criminal and violent offenders to understand the interplay between mental illness, societal factors, and interpersonal issues. In this climate of horrific violence much of it perpetrated by adolescents and young adults in society today, she believes understanding the needs of children is crucial to preventing further tragic events. Dr. DeSilva believes not only must children with mental illness obtain the care they desperately need, it is vital adults participating in child rearing educate themselves about children's development and learn to communicate effectively with children and adolescents
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