Healing from child abuse takes love and care


April 18, 2019
A black and white image of a young girl looking at the camera.

Sometimes babies are born into traumatic situations that can permanently affect their development – but there is hope. Sophie is beginning to heal.

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Strong Start: Child abuse prevention in Austin


April 18, 2019

Every child deserves to feel safe and loved. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on how abuse affects our community and the resources available.

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Legislation can help SAFE Institute’s BASE Training Program prevent workplace harassment


March 24, 2019
Four female-identified people stand inside the Texas Capitol. The letter T, E, X, A, and S (presumably in that order) surround a star on the floor.

What does BASE Training and proposed legislation to redefine “employer” have in common? They both have the potential to prevent workplace harassment in our community.

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Healing as a family


March 14, 2019
An adult female-identified person sits with a young child in her arms.

A child doesn’t just decide that they’re going to be violent. Abusive behavior is learned. Trauma is handed down from generation to generation.

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45 years of supporting women and survivors of all identities!


March 13, 2019
An image celebrating 45 years of women building SAFE. The image includes red and white silhouettes of women's faces. The number 45 is displayed in red with the word "years" below it in red.

A dedicated group of women came together 45 years ago to lay the foundation of SAFE. Our mission is tied directly to issues that disproportionately affect women.

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Ask SAFE: Spring break


March 13, 2019
Ask SAFE

This month’s Ask SAFE takes a look at staying safe during spring break – with an emphasis on recognizing that sexual violence is never the fault of the victim.

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A new drop-in center for survivors of trafficking


March 13, 2019
A beautifully furnished home space with a white coffee table in surrounded on top of a rug. Surrounding the table is a red chair, a red sofa, a TV stand, and a TV. The items are all on a hardwood floor.

SAFE is excited to announce the Elizabeth Ann Seton Home for CARES. This emergency drop-in center is designed to better support survivors of sex trafficking in our community.

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APD Victim Services: Working together to support survivors


February 21, 2019
A photo of two people's hands. One person is touching the other person's hand in a consoling way.

APD Victim Services and SAFE work together to ensure sexual assault survivors feel comforted, supported, and understand the medical & criminal justice processes.

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Un/conditional compromises


February 21, 2019
A scale is in the background. The words It's hard to point to the moment when I realized that things were off balance because the scale was constantly teetering" are in overlaid in front of the scale.

Jake was Emily’s caretaker. He was also her boyfriend. Emily depended on him. When the relationship became violent, there was no easy way to leave.

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Celebrating Black History Month at SAFE


February 21, 2019
A poster that recognizes influential Black people throughout American history.

SAFE’s Black/African-American Staff Task Force hosted two staff potlucks to celebrate Black History Month among our staff!

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