The V Word

Advocating to end sexual and domestic violence



Holidays and Domestic Violence

Emily hosts today’s show and talks about holidays, domestic violence and local resources.

You can listen to her show here:

The V Word: Exploring Consent

This week join guest host, Emily Westerholm as she discusses sexual consent.

You can listen to the show on or the player below.


If you’d like to learn more about sexual consent or sexual assault you can contact the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.838.8238 or visit their website:

Emily Westerholm has worked in various aspects of social services for over 14 years. She began by working with individuals impacted by homelessness in 2001 in California, next she honed in on trauma and crisis management working with those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. In the last several years Emily has specialized in chemical dependency and assisting those who experience incarceration.


V-Word Radio Show: The Link between mass shootings and domestic violence.

Emily Westerholm visits the link between mass shootings and domestic violence.

You can listen to the show here


WRIR 97.3 FM

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Virginia Domestic and Sexual Violence Action Alliance

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The V Word Radio Show: Emily Westerholm talks about sexual assault in prison

Today Emily shares statistics about those most effected by the criminal justice system. She talks about the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act and resources available.

You can listen to the show here


WRIR 97.3


The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

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