Category: Prevention

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has a misleading reputation as something that only happens overseas…That is not the case. As a form of modern day slavery it exists within the United States as a multi-million dollar industry. Victims of human trafficking are coerced…

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Get to Know Prevention Educator Natalie

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Prevention Education at Safe Connections is celebrating it’s 30th birthday in 2018, so we wanted to give our readers an inside take on what it’s like to be a prevention…

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Life After Wanting to Die

Young, Smart, Privileged…and Suicidal June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Words by Rachael Krajewski   The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why recently debuted its second season, shining the public spotlight on teen suicide. The show does a lot of things. Not…

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Embrace Your Voice: It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Finding the Words to End Sexual Assault April 9, 2018, St. Louis, MO—It can be challenging. Yes, yes it can. Still, Safe Connections encourages everyone to speak out about sexual assault. The fact that we talk about sexual violence matters….

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Raise Awareness of Teen Dating Violence in February #TDVM

Feb. 13, 2018, St. Louis, MO—For young people, the teenage years are a time of exploration, navigating the gap between childhood and young adulthood. There are new responsibilities, pressures, and experiences. Romance and dating relationships are a part of this…

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Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at…

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13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young…

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