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April Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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August 2017 – Power and Sexual Assault in the Arts: An Intimate Discussion

Coming this August — Join Crisis Call Center for Power and Sexual Assault in the Arts: An Intimate Discussion

When: August 2017
Where: TBA
Cost: Free

More information: http://crisiscallcenter.org/events-page/power-and-sexual-assault-in-the-arts-an-intimate-discussion-August-2017/

This Community Town Hall series provides resources and information to help ensure that there is no safe haven for predation and sexual assault in our arts communities and organizations. The third in a series of quarterly events, featuring speakers from RPD, UNR, SASS, Crisis Call Center and advocates from all walks of life.

One of the hopes and intended consequences of this Community Town Hall series is to bring awareness of the resources available to people who have experienced sexual assault, their families, friends and advocates. To create environments within the arts community, its works spaces, gatherings, organizations and events that foster support, respect and the safety of all artists and supporters of the arts.

It is our hope that those who express interest in this event, follow through on their personal convictions and act, be present and participate in the Town Hall and add their voices to the cause, in support of their sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and wives and to teach, inform and educate their sons, brothers, others and fellow creators about the ways that we all can work together to end sexual violence and assault, one person at a time.

Please mark your calendars and plan on bringing a friend. And thank you for being part of the solution, part of the discussion and part of the healing.

From Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine:

Educators, advocates, artists, students and administrators are all encouraged and welcome to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

One of our themes this round will be something panelist Justine Hernandez calls The Bystander Challenge. From my perspective, The Bystander Challenge moves the onus from the silo of solely the personal responsibility of the target, to a shared responsibility for the target’s well-being by challenging those in the victim’s immediate environment and peer group in a social setting to interrupt the action in subtle or direct ways. Each one of us who sees a predatory act in progress would then engage and interrupt the process and not simply sit idly by and watch a sexual assault or potential sexual assault happen as it is clearly developing. The discussion then goes from awareness and information to engagement and prevention–much the way an individual might interact with someone who has had too much to drink, but still is considering driving. We know the consequences of getting behind the wheel and how damaging that decision can be to both the driver and to public safety. Now that process of intervention (designated drivers, give me your keys, I called you an Uber, etc) is part of the culture and there is no guilt or shame associated with that type of preventative action for the public good. If sexual assault were treated in the same way, I agree that it could begin to transform the way we see sexual assault and impact the outcome of unwanted encounters tremendously.

I am so inspired and grateful to have learned about this from Justine and am eager to share this with those coming to this next Town Hall. The idea I have is to bring in local actors to role play some common scenarios that people find themselves in socially and provide education on how to interrupt these encounters and tamp them out, while giving several options on best practices in those examples–including how not to do it. Lots of potential here to share and learn.

We invite the arts community to come to this, our third Power & Sexual Assault in the Arts Community Town Hall.

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January 15, 2017 – Power and Sexual Assault in the Arts: An Intimate Discussion

Join Crisis Call Center on January 15, 2017 for Power and Sexual Assault in the Arts: An Intimate Discussion

The event will be held from 2-5 pm at The Generator, 1240 Icehouse Ave., Sparks, NV.

Please RSVP here: facebook.com/events/997107657062196

More information: http://crisiscallcenter.org/events-page/power-and-sexual-assault-in-the-arts-an-intimate-discussion/

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Information:

Resources and information to help ensure that there is no safe haven for predation and sexual assault in our arts communities and organizations. The second in a series of quarterly events, featuring speakers from RPD, UNR, SASS, Crisis Call Center and advocates from all walks of life.

One of the hopes and intended consequences of this Town Hall is to bring awareness of the resources available to people who have experienced sexual assault, their families, friends and advocates. To create environments within the arts community, its works spaces, gatherings, organizations and events that foster support, respect and the safety of all artists and supporters of the arts.

It is our hope that those who express interest in this event, follow through on their personal convictions and act, be present and participate in the Town Hall and add their voices to the cause, in support of their sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and wives and to teach, inform and educate their sons, brothers, others and fellow creators about the ways that we all can work together to end sexual violence and assault, one person at a time.
The event is on Sunday, January 15, the day before Martin Luther King’s birthday (which is a national holiday). This date allows for greater participation, so please mark your calendars and plan on bringing a friend. And thank you for being part of the solution, part of the discussion and part of the healing.

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Take Time For Yourself – Do Self-care!


Our lives can be frantic, but lets not forget about taking care of ‘me!’

It can happen to any of us; we invest so much time in worrying about others that we fail to take care of ourselves. That’s understandable, but it isn’t going to help anyone in the long run. An old teacher of mine once told me, “If we give everything we have to someone else we become the ones in need.” So, don’t stop caring, but don’t forget to take care of you.

Here are some great tips for taking care of yourself on any given day:

1) Fuel your body right: Try to eat balanced meals and give the body the nutrition it craves daily. Try to exercise at least a few times a week. Don’t have time? Try crock pot recipes to save time that would’ve been spent cooking towards gyming!

2) Pursue your intellectual passions: Read up on that hobby you love or do ‘that thing’ that you’ve been wanting to start today instead of watching another rerun or distracting yourself with some simpler entertainment. Progress towards a goal can be very rewarding.

3) Communicate more: We humans are social creatures. We crave the company of others in some way. When’s the last time you talked to an old friend? A family member? Wrote a letter or a card? Take time out of your day to engage others in your day; it could brighten up yours and another’s day!

Have a great week, and remember to take care of numero uno!

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Is Crime Happening More?

No! The Crime Decline in the U.S.A.

A recent article published by the Huffington Post is an important reminder of how our perceptions of the world today can be so different from what actually is.


Today, the national crime rate is about half of what it was at its height in 1991. Violent crime has fallen by 51 percent since 1991, and property crime by 43 percent. In 2013 the violent crime rate was the lowest since 1970. And this holds true for unreported crimes as well.

We’re excited to share with everyone the revelation that our country is getting safer every year–even if the media may not portray it. We want everyone to be safe, stay healthy, and lead a good life. Should anything ever bad happen, whatever that is, we want to be there to help. We can be called 24/7/365–(775)784-8090–Crime may slowly be getting to sleep, but we’re always awake.

Have a great day!

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Where Do Forensic Exams Take Place?

Inside Our Private Facility.

This front office is the face of our efforts to invite brave survivors to sit down, process, and ask any questions they have about anything. We discuss whatever is on their mind and will give them all the information they could need to make a decision that is right for them. Whatever that is, once our survivors are ready to move forward we support them in any way we can. What matters most to us is that they’re safe and on the way towards healing!



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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM).

In the U.S. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educated communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it.

The Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) Program pages will have a calendar of events listed soon. Check it out here: SAAM CALENDAR.

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Teal is the official color of SAAM. The teal ribbon is the symbol of sexual violence prevention.

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