UTMB COVID-19 Family Violence & Safety Survey


April 28, 2020
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The UT Medical Branch wants to hear from you about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted safety and needs related to violence and abuse.

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Support for sexual assault survivors is still available


April 23, 2020
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When survivors of sexual assault make the brave decision to come to SAFE, our staff are here to help make the decisions that are best for them.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Our services continue during the pandemic


April 17, 2020
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Telehealth is one way we are lowering our staff and client’s exposure to COVID-19 while providing virtual options for sexual assault survivors.

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Texas law opens doors for sexual assault victims with disabilities


March 17, 2020
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Until recently, Claudia could not have quick access to a sexual assault forensic exam without consent from her guardian – the same person who assaulted her.

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Making teen leaders through theater


March 16, 2020
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A group of teen artists and activists is using theater to help students foster healthy relationships. Meet the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble.

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Everybody needs to know about sex


March 12, 2020
An illustration divided into four squares. The top left one has a red background and an image of a pill. The top right square has a yellow background and an image of a birth control pill next to a condom. The bottom left square has a blue background and an image of a person in a wheelchair. The wheel of the chair has a heart in it. The bottom left square has a green background and an illustration of lips.

For many, the sex education we received growing up was insufficient, misleading or even harmful. Students with disabilities often feel the same way.

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Connecting with children: A Valentine’s Day message from Strong Start


February 13, 2020
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The hours we have with our kids go fast, so show the ones closest to you that you love them every day. Here are some simple ways to connect with your child.

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Looking to the future: Breaking the cycle


February 12, 2020
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Colleen began to understand the deep layers of hurt, violence, and abuse she had experienced – layers that were impacting her ability to be with her kids.

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No such thing as a ‘perfect victim’


January 31, 2020
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The “perfect victim.” It’s an idea that we have to get past in order to support the people who experience sex trafficking.

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Providing holistic care and HIV prevention at Eloise House


January 16, 2020
A photo of SAFE's Eloise House forensic exam clinic. The building has a painting of a sunflower on it.

After Connell was sexually assaulted, he was in shock. SAFE’s Eloise House forensic clinic was here to support him, including addressing his concerns about HIV.

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