Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Feature on Violence UnSilenced


In the first few months since Violence UnSilenced first launched, the response has been nothing short of staggering. Violence UnSilencedLiterally thousands of visitors have come to bear witness to the awful truths in its pages. and the support and empathy in the comments has been astonishing.

In fact, there's only been one thing missing.

Answers. Answers to the hundreds of questions burning in the minds of readers as they ache for the surviviors and fear for those still trapped in the cycle. Maggie made it very clear in the very beginning that she's not an expert in the field, that she didn't have the training to offer the right answers, and that the wrong answers could very well be worse than no answer at all.

Enter Carrie K., a trained advocate who has worked with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as their families and friends. Her background includes hotline advocacy, community education, and awareness and prevention programming around issues of domestic violence. She currently works for a domestic violence intervention and prevention program in Wisconsin. And now, she can add VU Resident Expert to that resume. Carrie has volunteered to field the questions that rise out of the stories. To turn awareness into action.

This new feature will normally run on Wednesdays, but the first of the questions is on today, and it's a home run hit off the first pitch.
Wednesday Q&A: I suspect my neighbor is being abused, what do I do? - May 28, 2009

So what are you waiting for? Go forth and read!

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3 comments:

Shadow said...

'kay!

Maggie, Dammit said...

What would I do without you?

Kay said...

Thank you for your ongoing support of this site... I must admit it is a hard place for me to click on, and I am thrilled with the new content!