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Sexual assault survivors and PTSD

Please read the article, share your input on the web post then share with friends and help eliminate rape culture. My sexual assault survival students undergo intensive counselling by women’s resource staff before they & the counselors begin defensive tactics training. Mary Dolen MA, RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor “70 percent of sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.” Life after rape. PTSD can, “manifest in physical ways, like chronic pain, intestinal problems, muscle cramps, or, as in Lucy’s case (below), … Continue reading



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Profile of an abuser. Is it possible to spot an abusive partner before you get involved?

“…some abusers grow up in households where domestic violence against a family member, such as their mother, was commonplace.” Profile of an abuser Domestic Shelters Profile of an Abuser/Batterer Jealousy (questioning her constantly about whereabouts, and jealous of time she spends away from him). Controlling behavior (I’ve had clients who’s victim couldn’t get a job, leave the house or bathe without his permission) Isolation (Makes partner move away from family and friends so that she depends on him solely for support.) Forces her to have sex against her will (I’ve … Continue reading



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“30,000 Secrets” the first “J” Team Series’ sequel

Jessica, Rebecca and Elisabeth resolve many of their personal issues while working with Canada’s RCMP, the Secret Service and FBI to trace stolen radio active material from a Manitoba facility.




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Abuse victims turned away from shelters, return to abusers.

We can make a difference in our communities by supporting Women’s Shelters to ensure they have adequate space and protection. Shelter staff should not have to go hat in hand to government begging for funding crumbs but be on the top of financial distribution lists for continual support. “In an anonymous survey on DomesticShelters.org, more than 40 percent of the 247 responders said they chose to return to their abuser when they were turned away from an emergency shelter because of a lack of space. “ “Having nowhere else to … Continue reading



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Rape culture unchanged in twenty-six years.

Time magazine cover 1991 “Ms. Koestner has appeared on the cover of “TIME” Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. She is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured at over 1600 schools in North America. Her audiences include the incoming classes at MIT, West Point, the US Naval Academy, Brown University, Amherst College, Williams College, and many other top universities. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was … Continue reading



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Valentine’s Day “Be that light for them and let your light shine before them.” Tyler Perry

Valentine’s Day! Motivate, Encourage and Support. “If the power is going out of your life or in somebody’s life around you because they don’t know if they can find their way out. Be that light for them and let your light shine before them.” Tyler Perry Give yourself or a friend that gift of hope this Valentine’s Day The gift of motivation, encouragement and support with a copy of “Wyoming Secrets” where inspiration develops through Rebecca, Elisabeth and Jessica who experience violence both in their professional and person lives. “Wyoming-Secrets” … Continue reading



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Domestic Violence Solution? Throw him out!

It may seem simple enough but it isn’t. Many women suffer at the hands of violent men who threaten to kill them if they leave. Some succeed and some kill their children in the process. Help is available in your community. Resources Women’s Resource Centers offer Safe Houses where a woman and her children’s basic needs are met and assistance is offered for starting over. Sometimes it means leaving friends, family and any joint financial investments behind. WRC counselors say the primary reason abused women return to their violator is … Continue reading



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