Year: 2013

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Beyond the Bio: Jennifer Storm

witf’s Ben Allen talks with Jennifer Storm, incoming head of the Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate…

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Why Monday matters not only for Sandusky’s victims, but to all victims.

On Monday morning in the Dauphin County Courthouse three Penn State top ranking officials will be in court for their preliminary hearing on charges of failure to report child abuse and perjury.  As of now, Jerry Sandusky has been convicted on 45 of the original 48 charges of  sexual assault because the victims in this case took the stand to testify about what Sandusky did to them…

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The Aftermath of Sexual Violence

I was pondering yesterday about the ripple effects that sexual violence creates in the lives of so many, particularly within ones own self-esteem and comfort level with sex thereafter.  At times I can be so hard on myself, thinking that after 26 years from the first act of violence I endured should be a thing of the past…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month I am excited to bring you a guest blog by Kevin Hines. Kevin has reached international audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and will to live. When Kevin was 19-years old, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

1 in four females and 1 in 6 males will become victims of sexual violence by the time they reach the age of 18.  April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it’s a perfect time to begin much needed preparation to help you avoid becoming a part of that horrific statistic. As a rape survivor myself…

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