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WEAVE and Wind Youth Services Partnership
Art Flourishes

Collaboration with other amazing community organizations is key to our ability to ensure those who have experienced sexual violence or may be at greater risk for sexual violence have access to support and resources. Our partnership with Wind is an important example of how we work with community partners to strengthen our mutual work.

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Call for Photographs
WEAVE & SNAHC Healthy Families Video

WEAVE and the Sacramento Native American Health Center have been working together to strengthen families including supporting families experiencing intimate partner violence. Together, we want to continue our work of honoring the tradition of healthy families.

We will be creating a short video that celebrates healthy families as a tradition and value of Native communities. The video will also share important information about how to ask for and receive help if you are experiencing family violence.

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Off to College: Talking about Safety, Consent, and Healthy Relationships

As summer winds down, many of you are sending a child off to college. Whether it is your own child or a youth you care about, your emotions are likely mixed. Sexual assault is part of the college experience for too many youth with 23% of females and 5% of males experiencing sexual assault during their college years.

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WEAVE™ Receives $50,000 in Funding to Address Sexual Violence Experienced by LGBT Youth and Homeless Youth
Grant from Raliance, New Collaborative Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation

WEAVE, Inc. has been selected to receive a grant of $50,000 in funding from Raliance, a newly launched, collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. The grant will go toward addressing prevention and intervention of sexual violence experienced by LGBT youth and homeless youth and result in a toolbox suitable for replication in other communities. WEAVE, Inc. was chosen to receive this funding among a competitive pool of over 250 applications.

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Bridging the Divide Between Domestic Violence & Healthcar

WEAVE and the Sacramento Native American Health Center have been working together for the past three years to improve response to survivors of domestic violence as part of a Blue Shield of California Foundation funded initiative; as part of a statewide initiative of exploring ways to improve screening for domestic violence by medical professionals and ensuring that domestic violence programs are addressing healthcare needs of survivors. WEAVE and SNAHC have contributed to the initiative by learning ways in which we can improve integration of syst

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WEAVE Board Member Receives 2016 Governor’s Award

WEAVE Board Member Receives 2016 Governor’s Award

Stan Atkinson, WEAVE Board Member, and well-known community member will receive the high honor from the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy  of Television Arts & Sciences on June 4.

Atkinson spent 45 years in television news. He worked as a primary news anchor and reporter in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, but is known most notably for leaving his mark in Sacramento, during his 18-year career with KCRA and later, during a five-year stay at KOVR, until his retirement in 1999.

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Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program
Big Day of Giving Update

In December 2015, WEAVE was chosen to establish and operate the 24/7 Anti-trafficking Response Team (ART) to respond to youth victims of sex trafficking and those at risk of sex trafficking.  WEAVE’s role is to provide 24/7 response to a safe location when a potential juvenile sex trafficking victim is identified by area law enforcement, CPS or other agency.

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Cosby Charges Demonstrate Reality of Sexual Assault
Use of alcohol and drugs, trusted status, and assumption that victims would not be believed fueled decades of abuse.

The December 30, 2015 announcement that criminal charges have been filed against Bill Cosby highlight the realities of sexual assault for many victims. Cosby was considered a trusted individual and mentor by many of his victims. Cosby used drugs and alcohol to perpetrate his acts. Cosby assumed that his status and persona would result in victims not being believed if they did report his assaults.

 

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Enough is Enough
NFL Continues to Drop the Ball on Domestic Violence

Friday afternoon, chilling and disgusting photos were released of injuries suffered when Greg Hardy, a NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys, brutally beat his then-girlfriend. 

And what’s more disturbing, he is still playing and ESPN reports that both Hardy and the Cowboys have declined to comment on the photos.

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WEAVE Honors Elk Grove Police Department
Community Partnership Award Recognizes DVRT Program

WEAVE has named the Elk Grove Police Department as a 2015 recipient of its Community Partnership Award. The award will be presented to Chief Robert Lehner and department personnel during a public reception on Thursday, October 22. The reception will be held at the Flaming Grill Café at 2513 West Taron Court, Elk Grove CA 95757. The event will begin at 5:30  pm with award presentation at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend.

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Financial Abuse
Research demonstrates value of financial literacy education

Research regarding the impact of financial literacy education for domestic violence survivors was recently released by Rutgers University School of Social Work. The research examined a financial empowerment program developed by the Allstate Foundation and National Network to End Domestic Violence. An article in the Huffington Post highlighted the findings and the devastation of financial abuse.