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The Prevention Perspective

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Tracy Darling- DeMarcus
Prevention Manager

At the WCA, we often talk about breaking the cycle of abuse. This cycle can refer to the phases an abusive relationship may go through, but the cycle of abuse can also be generational, creating harmful ripple effects that can impact individuals long after the initial abuse. According to the CDC, exposure to violence in childhood increases the risks of future violence victimization and perpetration. While the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and freedom is essential to supporting survivors, we must also work to break the generational cycle of violence to ensure that our vision of a community where everyone thrives in safe, healthy relationships can be a reality for all. This is where our Prevention Program comes in!

You may have seen things in our newsletter or on our social media about the WCA’s Prevention Program, but what is “prevention”? Primary prevention is changing attitudes, behaviors and norms that support the perpetration of violence and abuse. Our violence prevention strategies are wide-ranging and aim to impact individuals, relationships, the community and society as a whole.

Each month in this column we will explore different topics related to preventing violence, and include information about things that you can do in your own life, with your children or within your community!

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EVENTS

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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