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Caitlin Lanier, LMSW

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and we are so honored to share this piece written by a local Boise therapist, Brian Peck, LCSW. So often sexual assault survivors are blamed for the assault, like questioning the clothing the survivor was wearing at the time of the assault, how much they drank, why they walked home alone at night, why they didn’t use the buddy system, why they didn’t fight back, or why they didn’t use roofie detecting nail polish to test their drink at the bar, etc.  We want to remind all sexual assault survivors that it was “never your fault.” Sexual assault is the sole fault of the person who sexually assaults others. Period. As Brian states, “Trauma is not your fault. [full stop].” If you’re interested in learning more about Brian and his important work, please visit his website at www.RoomToThrive.com

Please read Brian’s article here: TRAUMA IS NOT YOUR FAULT. [PERIOD]

 

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EVENTS

Aug 25

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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