WEAVE strives to educate the community, victims, survivors, family and friends about not only the services we provide but why we do the work we do. Below are links to various topics to help educate the community and to help others be a part of the solution that does not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault.
We offer outreach presentations to local schools, teen groups, faith groups, businesses, neighborhood groups, law enforcement, healthcare professionals and any other interested parties in Sacramento County. You may request a presentation by filling out the request form below.
For questions, please contact Jaime Gerigk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With families sheltering at home to stay healthy, WEAVE knows families are looking for ways to talk about healthy relationships and understanding and expressing feelings in healthy ways. We will be sharing activities we use in classroom and presentation settings that talk about emotions, relationships, consent, and more. Activities align with California’s Health Education Framework and offer parents additional resources while supporting their children’s learning.
NEW WEAVE Warrior Episodes:
Safe Night Out is one of WEAVE’s Prevention & Education programs that aims to train nightlife staff on how to recognize warning signs of sexual and domestic violence, and how to respond in order to keep establishments safe.
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.
Following days of emotional victim impact statements, Joseph DeAngelo was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Throughout the days of testimony, there was frequent talk about how victims can now find “closure”.
WEAVE objects to the sweeping changes to Title IX regulations announced by the Department of Education on May 6. The changes minimize the experiences of survivors, create additional hurdles for student survivors seeking justice, and give even greater power to perpetrators as they will not be held accountable. Our 32 years as Sacramento’s Rape Crisis Center has given us firsthand exposure to the experiences of survivors and we cannot stand by in silence about any action that creates greater harm.
In these uncertain times, we at WEAVE have never felt the need to adapt so quickly and make decisions with far-reaching impact like we have in the past two weeks.
When the likelihood of shelter in place orders first emerged, I pulled our leadership team together to brainstorm. What emerged was clear ideas of how victims of domestic and sexual violence might be impacted and how we could best respond. Every day we learn more and we continue to adjust our service delivery and our staffing.
WEAVE encourages our community to take ACTION against domestic violence. This includes when you suspect a friend, family member or co-worker is experiencing domestic violence.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
Sexual assault is not only rape; it is also any unwanted sexual activity. Even if you have said “yes” to sex with the person before, or you are in a relationship, no one has the right to have sex with you or pressure you into doing things you do not want to do. Any time you do not say “yes” to a sex act, it is sexual assault.
Sexual Assault survivors may have lots of questions. Here are a few of some of the most common questions we receive.
If you or someone you know needs help, we are here.
A healthy relationship does not include one partner requiring the other to have sex with others. If you, or a friend, want more information, there is a website with information just for you. Go to www.yourcleanslate.org.
There is No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute
Minors engaged in commercial sex are victims of sex trafficking and child sexual abuse. Any effort to minimize their experience or shift responsibility to the child is wrong and intolerable.
Facts about LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence
- Nearly 1 in 3 lesbian women and 1 in 2 bisexual women experience at least one form of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
No matter the gender of either party in a relationship, many dynamics of abuse are the same. An abusive relationship is fueled by the desire of the abuser to have power and control over their partner. The abuser uses different types of abuse, including: physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and spiritual.
There are many myths and stereotypes about sexual assault. But when you add in myths and prejudices about the LGBTQ+, a survivor faces even more misconceptions.
WEAVE provides services to victims of stalking related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or sex trafficking.
Stalking is a course of behavior that is obsessive and harassing that causes the victim to fear for their safety and the safety of their friends or family members.
Did you know that more than half of school-age children staying in domestic violence shelters—like WEAVE’s Safehouse—show clinical levels of anxiety or posttraumatic stress disorder?
Without treatment, these children are at risk for suicide, school drop-out, and repeating the cycle of violence.
I was a victim of domestic violence for almost 20 years. I finally left for good the third time. I am back in school to be a teacher and went through my local 70 hour training to be certified as an advocate.
WEAVE gave me resources, but most importantly WEAVE gave me the confidence and the knowledge. I had a chance to break the cycle.