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Latest From The Blog

University’s Title IX Coordinator Visits Women’s Center

  • October 5th, 2015

In the long run, the level of attention brought to the issue of sexual assault nationally and locally over the past couple of years is bound to be a good thing. While difficult discussions and decisions continue to be broached in the public arena and in the private settings in which survivors seek formal services and informal support, here are just a couple of points of agreement that can help to ground us all. One thing we know is that the long run is likely to be quite long indeed in coming. Experienced providers of services for survivors and seasoned […]

  • In case you missed it: 10/2/2015

In case you missed it: 10/2/2015

  • October 2nd, 2015

Every week brings something new, interesting, and exciting. Let us fill you in on what’s been happening in and out of the Women’s Center. 1. October is more than boots and pumpkin spice lattes: Come out to one of our many events recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month! 2. The latest tips from our Counseling department: Tips for Partners of Survivors 3. High Schoolers in South Carolina found an interesting way to protest their school’s dress code.

  • Tips for partners of survivors

Tips for partners of survivors

  • October 1st, 2015

When you are in a relationship with someone who has been harmed, it is difficult to know how to help your partner while also managing your own reactions. Some of the reactions you may have are: Anger Sleep disturbances Guilt or shame Fearfulness Denial Frustration Depression Wanting to take action Because of these reactions, it is sometimes helpful for you to seek support for yourself, in addition to your partner seeking help to recover from the violence. All of these reactions are normal responses to trauma – even when you did not experience a traumatic event directly yourself. Managing these […]

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