Apr 122017
 

As we look ahead to the start of a new year, we can set our sights on the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign! This coming April’s campaign is shaping up to be one of the biggest in scope, as the outreach materials call on new voices to join the movement. The materials listed below and much more will be available on the SAAM website beginning mid-January.

The Theme: Engaging New Voices

We can all use our voices to change the culture to prevent sexual violence. Prevention requires addressing the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April we’re calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing those causes and norms.

We’re strongest when we raise our voices together, and that’s why we’re engaging new groups in the movement. These groups can help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality, and respect. These new voices will have a ripple effect on those that they teach, guide, and influence.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017 Campaign Overview

Jan 082016
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 14, 2016 – April 5, 2016! Agenda coming soon!!!!

This volunteer job may be perfect for you!

Our agency provides a 24-hour crisis hot line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We serve Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.

We need Volunteer Victim Advocates to be on-call after office hours, weekends and holidays during shifts they choose each month. These volunteers may also work in our emergency shelter.

Domestic Violence volunteers respond to telephone calls only. Sexual Assault volunteers respond to telephone calls and hospital referrals. Victims of sexual assault who report to law enforcement go to a local hospital for a forensic rape examination and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides accompaniment and advocacy during this process.

All prospective volunteers attend an extensive 30-hour training program to prepare them for the demands of this position. Training includes an agency overview, dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, current law, crisis intervention, shelter and hospital procedures, listening skills, and resources and referrals.

You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.  Come and find out how.  Call Jamie Hughes or Karen Martin-Wilkins at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class.  We hope you will join us!

This training has applied for VSP certification hours through the Office of the Crime Victims’Ombudsman and the Office of Victim Services Education and Certification (OVSEC).

 

 

 

 

Apr 022012
 

The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.

The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

Follow this link for SAAM On line Resources

Mar 222012
 

Sexual violence is an issue that affects everyone in a community regardless of age. All of us have a role in building safe, healthy relationships and communities. Promoting such relationships begins by strengthening communication and instilling respect for   self and others in our children.

Healthy sexuality is emotional, social, cultural and physical.  It is our values, attitudes, feelings, interactions and behaviors. It changes with time and experience.

Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Why it’s important to talk with our children
  • Modeling and promoting healthy boundaries
  • Protecting children from sexual predators
  • Our role in prevention
  • Healthy relationship choices

Monday April 23, 2012

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Spartanburg Library Headquarters

Hoechst-Celanese Room

For adults talking with  children ages infant – 11

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Monday April 30, 2012

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Spartanburg Library Headquarters

Hoechst-Celanese Room

For adults talking with  children ages 12-17

For more information or to register, please call Danielle Spakes @ 864.583.9803 or danielle.spakes@shrcc.org.

 

Mar 022012
 

Washington, D.C., February 29th — Did you know that college aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted? With spring break just around the corner, RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, released helpful safety tips for spring break.

Whether you are headed to the beach or overseas or devoting your spring break to community service, it’s important to keep your safety top of mind. In addition to common sense travel safety tips like wearing sunscreen and keeping your passport safe, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk and prevent you or a friend from being the victim of sexual assault.

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Mar 232011
 

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors beginning March 5, 2012!

This volunteer job may be perfect for you! Our agency provides a 24-hour crisis hot line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We serve Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.We need Volunteer Victim Advocates to be on-call after office hours, on weekends, and holidays during shifts they choose each month.

Domestic Violence volunteers respond to telephone calls only. Sexual Assault volunteers respond to telephone calls and hospital referrals. Victims of sexual assault who report to law enforcement go to a local hospital for a forensic rape examination and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides accompaniment and advocacy during this process.

All prospective volunteers attend an extensive 30-hour training program to prepare them for the demands of this position. Training includes an agency overview, dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, current law, crisis intervention, shelter and hospital procedures, listening skills, and resources and referrals.

You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Come and find out how.

Call Karen Martin-Wilkins at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class. We hope you will join us!

SHRCC Volunteer Training Program Agenda