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It’s October, which means fall has arrived (with a mix of rain, sun, and snow!) here in northeast Iowa. As the season changes, one thing remains the same: The work our team does at Helping Services for Youth & Families continues to be important, imp...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which we recognize by wearing purple. The color purple was chosen because in the United States military, the Purple Heart is presented to those who have been wounded while serving. For survivors of domestic vi...

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More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. One in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will experience a sexual assault before the age 18. Physical or sexual abuse is a...

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  What should or shouldn’t I do to help a victim of domestic or sexual abuse? Better understand the barriers and long-term effects victims of domestic and sexual abuse face.  Get unique insight to how an abuser uses power and control to manipulate...

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  Would you know how to communicate and meet their needs? This training will introduce: Technology, special forms, sign language and interpreters available to help you work with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Barriers to reporting abuse and kno...

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Healthy relationships have identifiable signs. When abuse is introduced, signs also can be recognized. Do you see any of these red flags in your relationship? How about a family member or friend? We hope your partner doesn’t use these tactics. Howev...

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