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No more silent witnesses: A call to action for bystander intervention

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The lack of accountability to the care and safety of another human being violently attacked in public is becoming commonplace – people being moved to document on their cell phones instead of rendering aid. Although bystander intervention can be overwhelming or scary for some, the first reaction should always be to call for help –… Continue Reading No more silent witnesses: A call to action for bystander intervention

Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

Friday, April 9, 2021

A year of social distancing and pandemic precautions hasn’t stopped us from supporting survivors. YWCA Dayton’s online support groups have continued to provide survivors of sexual violence with weekly opportunities to safely receive care and connection.  Entirely text-chat based, participants can enter the group “room” through any internet-connected device and speak with trained facilitators and fellow survivors. Held in partnership with RAINN, group chats are free, confidential,… Continue Reading Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

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