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From Bev’s Desk

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

Bev La ChanceThe final school bell has rung – the doors have been flung open – and scurrying children have made their way out in to the summer sun. Another school year is done and, hopefully, lots of valuable knowledge has been acquired. Unfortunately, witnessing domestic violence impacts children’s ability to learn. It is directly correlated with childhood difficulties in learning and lower IQ scores.

Children may have difficulty focusing and concentrating in school and may be easily distracted. Most research conducted on the impacts of childhood exposure to domestic violence focus on the range of psychological and behavioral impacts including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, lower social competence, low self-esteem and increased likelihood of substance abuse. School difficulties arise such as peer conflict or impaired cognitive functioning.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network reports that children are exposed to or experience domestic violence in many ways. Many are affected by hearing threats to the safety of their caregiver, regardless of whether it results in physical injury, and they are at increased risk to become direct victims of child abuse.

So let’s keep our kids safe and secure in a warm, loving and violence-free home. That feels good and bodes well for a future of success and happiness.

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Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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