December 7, 2017

One in four New Hampshire women have been sexually assaulted. One in twenty New Hampshire men reported being sexually assaulted, 68% before their 18th birthday. 

According to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, over 14,000 victims of domestic and sexu...

November 22, 2017

When someone is concerned that a child may have been hurt, abused or neglected in any way, the situation must be reported to DCYF.    Proof of abuse and neglect is not required and reporting can be anonymous.

But parents who realize their child has been affect...

November 9, 2017

When survivors stay with their abusers beyond the first clear episode of violence, they are often blamed for both the violence and its continuance.

But staying where there has been abuse does not signify consent or permission for the abuse.

Attempting to leave an abusive...

October 10, 2017

From companions to respected members of the family, animals can have a profound impact on the lives of their housemates. In fact, Brain Hare, a professor at Duke University, has linked higher self-esteem and less loneliness with owning an animal. According to the study...

September 14, 2017

Although laws exist to protect our basic human rights in the workplace and it is reasonable for every working person to expect to be treated with respect and dignity while at work, hostile work environments can still cause personal turmoil for the employee and many los...

September 9, 2017

Books stacked in precarious piles, surrounded by faded boxes filled with papers and binders full of information—to the naked eye it looks like chaos. However, there is a certain purpose in the general clutter. In fact, the materials act as a timeline. They detail the t...

August 17, 2017

The mother of two teenage boys was asking the other day, “How do I keep my sons protected against claims of rape?  Kids are going to explore their sexuality,” she went on, “so what happens when consensual sexual discovery suddenly becomes perceived as a forced conclusi...

August 3, 2017

Unwanted or abusive sexual experiences happen to men.  It’s not always called rape, but its effects can be devastating.

Sexual victimization of anyone leaves the person feeling vulnerable, ashamed, guilty and fearful with the abuse often going unreported for those very...

July 20, 2017

One of the many myths still perpetuated in today’s society is that a survivor can be at fault for being sexually assaulted.

When a woman is assaulted, offenders sometimes say, “She was asking for it,” immediately shifting blame to the survivor.  Or, we may hear, “Look a...

July 6, 2017

The man who raped Angie (not her real name) had been hanging around as she moved into her apartment.  She was by herself, carrying boxes and small pieces of furniture from a rented van into her new space.  She noticed him watching, but since he wasn’t bothering her, sh...

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