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Trauma and the Body

You may have heard of the phrase, "the body keeps the score." What does this mean for survivors of abuse? Join Sam and Marissa in a conversation about the body's response to trauma, and practical tools to reclaim your mind and body.  Please note that this workshop is...

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Prioritizing Your Needs

In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed that we have to meet our needs from the ground up, from physiological to self-actualization. What does this mean for survivors of abuse? Join Marissa and Sam in a conversation on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, as well as strategies for...

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Addressing the Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve,

Many survivors may reflect on what they could have changed throughout an abusive relationship or situation, as well as the outcomes that have appeared due to the abuse. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, even though the abuse was never their fault. Join...

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Featured Blog Posts

Rape Crisis Response

The Women’s Center provides rape crisis response through partnerships with area hospitals and health centers, providing on-site, immediate advocacy for survivors of sexual assault who report for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE). Currently, we support SANE...

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CONVO: Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes

In January, The Women’s Center launched a brand new Instagram account specifically for teens. CONVO – which stands for Creating Opportunity for Non-Violent Outcomes – is a page designed to make violence prevention engaging and accessible. As the violence prevention...

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Featured Videos

Storytime: “The Skin You Live In”

Storytime: “The Skin You Live In”

Join Mr. Jon for storytime! Published by Chicago Public Museum, this picture book shares an important message about social acceptance, race, and inclusion. Use the following discussion questions after the video to further the conversation, encourage acceptance, and...

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Mission Moment 7/24/20

Mission Moment 7/24/20

August 26 is Women's Equality Day and Executive Director Angela Mancuso shares the significance of this day to The Women's Center, along with some interesting tidbits about our founding.

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