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Prevention Perspective: June 2021

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

Violence prevention is based in the belief that violence against all people can be prevented by understanding and taking action to challenge the belief that the use of violence is acceptable. Social norms and societal beliefs about sexuality and gender have created a system of bias against LGBTQIA+ communities. Biases and discrimination often lead to violence being committed against these communities, and that violent behavior is generally tolerated and even deemed as acceptable.

NO ONE, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, should experience abuse. Supporting LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals is violence prevention. 

Here are some ways you can support LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals:

  • Support youth when they choose to come out as LGBTQIA+
  • Interrupt homophobic, transphobic, and heterosexist comments
  • Create or support LGBTQIA+ spaces, like GSA clubs or workplace affinity groups
  • Encourage organizations and governmental agencies to gather population-specific data on LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Support policies that protect LGBTQIA+ individuals from harassment, discrimination and violence

Preventing domestic, dating and sexual violence is ultimately about creating safe, affirming and respectful environments for all people. For more information about transformative prevention practices, visit here.

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EVENTS

Jun 21

2021

Live at Lunch

Monday, June 21, 2021 Noon Live on Facebook Playback link on IGTV and YouTube Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information or to suggest topics you would like to hear about.

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Jun 23

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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Jun 23

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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Jun 24

2021

WCA Virtual Mission Tour 6.24.21

Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:30 a.m.

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Jun 28

2021

Live at Lunch

Monday, June 28, 2021 Noon Live on Facebook Playback link on IGTV and YouTube Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information or to suggest topics you would like to hear about.

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Jul 01

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

July 1, 2021 at Noon

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Jul 07

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

July 7, 2021 at Noon

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Jul 12

2021

WCA Virtual Mission Tour 7.12.21

Monday, July 12, 2021 5:00 p.m.

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Manager, Laura, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you have to this monthly virtual check-in.

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Jul 14

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

July 14, 2021 12:00 p.m.

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