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My boyfriend really wants to have sex and is pushing me towards doing it even though I don’t want to. What do I do?

If you don’t want to have sex, then don’t. You can continue to say no and refuse. You may want to have an in-depth conversation about it so that you can each explain where you are coming from and what you can do to make sure you are comfortable in the relationship. 43 more words

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Ray Rice incident starts conversation about domestic violence

MASON CITY, Iowa – The release of Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens has stirred up conversations, nationwide about domestic violence.

The circumstances surrounding these conversations are tragic, however the fact that people have started talking about the issue is something to be celebrated. 267 more words


AmeriCorps Members Empower Adult and Child Survivors

 Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault serves to empower adults and child survivors of violence and sexual assault throughout the state of Wyoming.  Well-trained advocates, such as AmeriCorps members, address safety issues and other needs of survivors, promote understanding of critical issues and services within communities, and build capacity of the local DVSA programs through the state. 132 more words


Suicide is not selfish

By Jennifer Cobb, MSW, LCSW; NASW-NC Member, Guilford County Local Program Unit Chair

In the wake of the horrible news of Robin Williams death, and the knowledge that there were statistically around 85 other deaths by suicide on that… 824 more words

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Stuck on Social Work reblogged this on Stuck on Social Work and commented:

Great response to those who think suicide is a selfish act..

How do you help someone who was sexually assaulted who doesn't want to file charges but still needs help?

If a friend confides in you that they have been sexually abused and asks you to keep it a secret, then you have to weigh the options and make a decision. 86 more words


What would happen if John threatened to kill himself if Jane disclosed? Could Jane get a restraining order or what could she do if she is worried he would do it and how could she help protect him without getting more involved than she wants to?

When someone threatens to kill themselves, the rules of the game tend to change. If Jane got any indication from John that he wanted to commit suicide, she could call the police and let them know immediately. 71 more words

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