Find Your Voice RETURNS!

Our first workshop was so successful, we’ve added another! Guided To Safety presents’s … “Find Your Voice – Ending Violence” a dating abuse awareness workshop series for teens Session 1: Dating Abuse 101 Monday, April 7, 6:30-8:00pm * types of abuse, cycle of abuse, warning signs, healthy relationships Recommended for 7th-12th graders Session 2: […]

FIND YOUR VOICE Workshop Series

One more week before our upcoming series for teens on dating abuse!  There are a few seats remaining.  No cost.  Snacks will be served.  With 1 in 3 teens being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused in a dating relationship, how can we afford to not raise the awareness of our youth? Contact us now,, […]

Women can be perpetrators, too

The following blog is from “The Good Men Project”. Gentle Men & Abusive Women: A Lethal Pairing Nobody Wants to Talk About by Jed Diamond, PhD Dr. Jed Diamond shares his personal story, and his hard-earned insights, about being an abused man in a relationship. When most of us think of the word “gentle” we […]

I Don’t Like My Teen’s Dating Partner

The following blog is from Break The Cycle and offers several good tips on what to do if you don’t care for the individual your child is dating, particularly if you suspect dating abuse. In regards to talking with your child, Guided To Safety can provide you with a series of handouts to assist you […]

Male Victims Acknowledged Across The Pond

Clubs and gyms targeted to help male victims of domestic abuse By Ciaran Fagan Leicester Mercury  launch: Joe Hanney, Det Con Mark Brennan and Safe Project’s Krishna Tailor at RWL Gym, for the campaign Police are to target sports clubs and gyms to urge men who are suffering domestic abuse to seek help. Leicestershire Police […]

Talking to My Son About #Rapeface

by Sandra Hawkin Diaz VP, Marketing and Communications, Canadian Women’s Foundation HuffPost Living Last week my 12-year-old son and his friends used a term I hadn’t heard before: “rape face.” The next day I saw his buddy tag a photo of himself on Instagram with #rapeface. So we sat down to talk. When I asked […]

13 Characteristics of a Date Rapist

13 Characteristics of a Date Rapist

by Me Ra Koh In response to the Steubenville Rape Trial, I want to share one of the most powerful lists you’ll ever read. Before photography, I spoke around the country on the topic of sexual assault after publishing my first book, Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope After Date Rape. Whenever I would read this […]

Close To Home

An article from the Press Democrat, by Sonoma County YWCA ED Madeleine Keegan O’Connell. Close to Home: Domestic violence is never far away If you believe, as I do, that if Kevin Bacon resided in Sonoma County, his “Six Degrees of Separation” would be more like 2, and considering that 25 percent of families are […]

In Love & In Danger

In Love & In Danger

In Love and in Danger:  a teen’s guide to breaking free of abusive relationships With one out of three adolescents experiencing some form of physical, emotional/verbal, or sexual abuse by a boyfriend or girlfriend, our youth need to know where they can turn for help.  In Love and in Danger, by MSW Barry Levy, is […]

Our District Attorney on Domestic Violence

From the October 21, 2013 Press Democrat’s “Letters to the Editor …” Domestive Violence EDITOR: October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we pause to reflect on the toll this crime takes on our community, we realize that one in four women will be a victim. At a recent luncheon in Santa Rosa, California Supreme […]