Ask SAFE: Is this abuse?

September 18, 2019
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In this month’s Ask SAFE, we’re answering questions about unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, and the importance of boundaries.

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Meet Isaiah: Changing lives through youth theater

September 18, 2019
Two male identified people are on stage during a live play. They are shaking hands. One's back is facing away from the camera and the other is facing the camera.

Many of our programs that work directly with young people, like Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, are back in Austin schools!

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SAFE calls for expansion of Family Violence Court

August 22, 2019
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In 2018, there were 9,448 cases of family violence in Austin/Travis County. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to expand our local Family Violence Court.

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Regreso a clases

August 14, 2019
A young male identified student is boarding a school bus

Los niños deben asistir a la escuela, y a cualquier otro lugar, sabiendo que siempre merecen respeto. Los papás necesitamos hablar con nuestros hijos sobre las cosas que pueden hacer para cuidarse a sí mismos.

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SAFE interview: LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities

August 8, 2019
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We’re reflecting on the work that still needs to be done to create inclusive, accepting communities and services for LGBTQIA+ people who have disabilities.

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Violence begets violence

August 7, 2019
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To stop the violence, we must understand the root causes of why these young men, and other mass shooters, evolve into killers.

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Working together: Asian Family Support Services of Austin and SAFE

July 17, 2019

We partner with Asian Family Support Services of Austin on so many fronts, but our most important collaboration is our work to support clients.

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Immigrant survivors face added barriers to escaping violence

July 17, 2019
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Immigrant survivors often fear reporting the violence they’re experiencing. As talk of deportation and family separation ramps up, situations like Isabel’s become more and more common.

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Equal housing access saves trans lives

July 12, 2019
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Any policy change that may increase the likelihood that a trans person will be turned away from shelter is unacceptable.

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Supporting survivors of sexual assault: Here’s 10 things that helped me

June 13, 2019
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My name is James and I’m a rape survivor. I’m also a person with intellectual disability who has been doing advocacy work for many years in the self-advocacy movement. Here’s what helped me after the sexual assault. I hope this can help other survivors too.

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