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Category: sexual violence

Support Resources for LGBTQIA+ identifying Survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence: 

    In honor of pride month, we’ve compiled a list of community resources that empower and uplift LGBTQIA+ folx in Michigan! Now, more than ever is the time to come together as a community, grow, and support each other in our PRIDE!     Out Center located in Benton Harbor Michigan provides many resources to support the changing… [ Read More ]

Sex Education in Schools and Beyond!

Here’s the deal on Sex Ed in Schools: It’s critical to examine how sex education is facilitated within school systems to understand why we have to advocate for sexual health and education to be facilitated beyond the educational school system. Not only does sexual education vary between school systems across the U.S., but it also… [ Read More ]

Sex Education Matters  Series (Part One)

  This is part of a series of blogs for Sex Ed For All Month and International Masturbation Month. Amanda is a Sexual Health Educator, Sex Therapist, and Violence Preventionist at MCEDSV, hoping to generate a conversation to discuss increasing access to age-appropriate, evidence-based, accurate, and affirming sexual health information  I carry with me stories… [ Read More ]

The Hidden Epidemic

    Indigenous nations and their citizens are facing a crisis caused by continued colonization. Indigenous women and girls are targets for violence at astounding rates; unfortunately,  this is widely unknown to others outside of the circles with connection to the community or the work. Over 500 distinct Nations exist within the boundaries of the… [ Read More ]

MCEDSV’s Official Statement On Jail and Prison Release and COVID-19

Contact: Sarah Prout-Rennie, JD MCEDSV Executive Director (517) 347-7000 EXT 14   ###  PRESS RELEASE April 6, 2020 For Immediate Release   MCEDSV STATEMENT ON JAIL AND PRISON RELEASE and COVID-19 The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) represents over 73 domestic and sexual assault shelters and service providers. On behalf… [ Read More ]

Dealing With The Death Of An Offender

On January 26th, 2020, nine people – including basketball star Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna – died in a horrific helicopter crash. While most of the world is mourning the loss of a basketball star and legend, others are struggling to navigate the complexities of Bryant’s legacy. Doting father (#girldad), loving husband, racial equity… [ Read More ]