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9 Myths About Sexual Violence

The conversation about sexual violence has become more prominent in recent years, which is important in raising awareness and holding abusers accountable. However, there are several harmful myths about sexual violence that tend to circulate and make it harder for…

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What to Know If/When Reporting a Sexual Assault

Survivors of sexual assault have options in deciding how they want to proceed after an assault. One of those options is to pursue justice in the legal system, through law enforcement and the courts. Reporting a sexual assault is a…

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Technology Safety Tips for Survivors

Technology moves fast, and it can feel hard to keep up. Latest updates have allowed us to be more connected than ever with friends and loved ones from all over the world. Many of us have very personal details and…

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2019 Legislative Update: Domestic and Sexual Violence Under Missouri Law

The State of Missouri concluded its 2019 legislative session in May of this summer. There were some notable changes to existing legislation in addition to new laws that affect the way domestic and sexual violence are handled legally in Missouri….

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Defining Domestic Violence

“Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence,…

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How to Help a Friend or Loved One Who is Being Abused

Do you think someone you care about may be experiencing abuse? It can be difficult to know what to do when you feel a friend or family member is being abused, and each situation is different. Here are some do’s…

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Types of Domestic Violence

When people think about what domestic violence looks like, they often think about it in terms of bruises and black eyes. While physical abuse is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, the reality is that domestic violence…

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