While the first priority must always be safety and support for survivors, faith leaders are also charged with the spiritual care of those who abuse. In our July TAQ, Dr. Anne Marie Hunter and Dr. David Adams offer insight into how faith communities can respond to those who cause harm.
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As advocates and preventionists, we often name safety, healing, and prevention as both our priorities and core values. We want to center these things, not only for survivors of gender-based violence but for all communities. Those conversations around what actually keeps us safe, what actually allows survivors and communities to heal and thrive, and what will actually end violence, need to address the inadequacies and harm inherent in incarceration and policing.
In 2014, the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence joined with other state domestic and sexual violence coalitions and national partners in exploratory conversations about the nature and future of our work. This TAQ explores ICADV's findings and next steps.
Meaningful collaboration is so important that it sometimes becomes just another thing on our list to check off – but what does that mean about the kind of relationships we are building? The prevention team at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has learned some lessons about building authentic partnerships and wanted to share some of these things with you.
Tax season can evoke a range of emotions for people, from excitement to anxiety. Frequently, tax time is associated with a tax refund, which can represent the single largest lump sum many families receive in any given year. These refunds can provide a pathway to transition out of poverty and to build wealth. This month's TAQ explores strategies for supporting survivors this tax season.
While these abuse tactics are certainly not exclusive to teens and can show up in relationships between people of any age, young people experience emotional abuse at alarming rates. This February marks the 10th anniversary of Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM), which means that this month is the perfect time to turn outrage into action to prevent emotional abuse and to promote safe and healthy relationship norms for teens.