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Spotlight: Supporting Hispanic Survivors

Spotlight: Supporting Hispanic Survivors

This week we sat down with Rosa Beltré to discuss the nuances and best practices of supporting Hispanic survivors of child sexual abuse. Rosa serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a state-wide coalition that advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to … Read More
Honest Conversations: Believing Survivors

Honest Conversations: Believing Survivors

In Honest Conversations episode 6, we sat down with three passionate advocates to discuss protecting Orthodox Jewish kids from abuse. Watch the full conversation below.  The issues facing the Jewish community aren’t unique—just watch our previous conversations about the stigmas and challenges in Hispanic and Black communities. It’s clear that community leadership is key when … Read More
A Survivor Becomes An Advocate – Sylvia’s Story

A Survivor Becomes An Advocate – Sylvia’s Story

I don’t talk about my story much. I guess it’s easier to suppress the feelings or forget about what happened years ago. I remember being a child in Guatemala, my birth country. My parents were working on migrating the family to the U.S. My father left several months before us. We lived in a large … Read More

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What’s With The ANT?!

What’s With The ANT?!

D2L Billboard on I-26 If you were to walk into our office not knowing what we do, your first guess might be entomologists (insect scientists). Throughout the office we have ants of all shapes, sizes and colors decorating each and every corner. It’s funny how we came to be ant enthusiasts, but at Darkness to … Read More

Tuesday Talking Points: Angela Shelton

Angela Shelton is a beacon to millions of survivors in the US. An incest survivor herself, Angela has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, and her documentary Searching For Angela Shelton was huge in showing people the prevalence of abusive violence in our society. She is a Voice of Courage Award Recipient … Read More

Tuesday Talking Points: Economic Impact of Child Sexual Abuse

Dr. lori Leachman, Professor of Economics – Duke University Even if you were not sexually abused as a child, even if no one in your family was sexually abused; child sexual abuse impacts your life. The immediate and tangible costs of intervention and treatment for a single incident of substantiated child sexual abuse are $14,345. … Read More