Today local volunteer and journalism student joins Carol to talk about the #metoo campaign and share her thoughts on it’s importance for family members and allies.
On todays’ show, we discuss predation on children through technology – using chat rooms and the internet. We discuss some surprising findings that make addressing child abuse and adults who prey on children more concerning.
The hashtag #metoo has gone viral, from it’s initial launching by Tarana Burke in 2007 and reinvigorated by Hollywood actors 10 years later. The instant connection of the internet and ability to pull in large groups of people from anywhere is helping the campaign expand and beyond it’s original purpose focused on Black women and girls.
On today’s show, the YWCA stops by to update us on the Regional Hospital Accompaniment Program for Sexual Assault.
Hospital Accompaniment (R-HART)
The Regional Hospital Accompaniment & Response Team, or R-HART, is an entirely volunteer-based collaborative of advocates who provide support to individuals in the emergency room who have just experienced sexual and intimate partner violence.
The R-HART team of volunteers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, all year. This team is a collaborative of volunteers from the YWCA Richmond, Safe Harbor and Hanover Safe Place, and serves survivors of all races, sexes, religions, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to providing emotional support, R-HART volunteers connect survivors with community resources and follow-up services.
Today’s show focuses on domestic violence in relationships with those who identify as LGBTQ.
On today’s V Word, local art therapist, Leilah Saadeh joins us to talk about art therapy with children and adolescents who are dually diagnosed with trauma and mental illness.
On today’s show, we revisit Zakia McKenzie to hear about Nationz, an outreach service for trans-identified folks in the greater Richmond area. Zakia joins Carol to talk about starting this much needed service and what she offers the trans community.
Today, Trey Hart and Jon Davidow stop by the studio to talk about supporting women’s issues and human rights at the Women’s march with an intersectional lens.
Today’s show is focused on sexual abuse and assault prevention education taught in schools. Highlighting a unique program in New York in which students mapped the school to assess safety. Today’s show is a nod to the power of sexual assault prevention education Senate Bill 828 in the Virginia Legislature.