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The Prevention Perspective: August 2021 

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

It’s August, which means that kids are headed back to school! Whether they’re going into elementary, middle, high school or college, everyone deserves to have safe, healthy relationships. As adults, we may underestimate the difficulty that young people may have navigating relationships. To us, it may appear obvious that a friend is taking advantage or a dating partner is pushing boundaries. But for a child, teen or young adult it may not be so clear. We can set examples of healthy relationships and model these behaviors for our children, but that doesn’t always guarantee that they will not experience an unhealthy or abusive relationship. So what can we do as adults to support the children and teens we care about:

  • Do your research! Plenty of adults have lots to learn when it comes to relationships. Make sure you understand the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships before talking to a child or teen about it.
  • Start the conversation! Even as early as elementary school, it is important for adults to instill the belief that every person deserves to have healthy relationships.
  • Know your resources! It may be that a young person you care about has already experienced harm or abuse. Know what resources are available in your community and how to access them.

This school year, make sure the children in your life know that they deserve to have safe, healthy relationships with their friends, peers and everyone else in their life!

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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