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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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Sep 27

2021

Live at Lunch Monday

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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