Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

April 24, 2017

4 things a Sexual Assault counselor wishes you knew

Peggy Wright has been counseling survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for 19 years. There are four things she wishes everyone knew about sexual assault: It is never the victim’s fault. Seeking medical or victim services does not mean you have to file a police report. You cannot tell how the victim is feeling … Read More »

May 25, 2016

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou – Mental Health Awareness Month

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou. As we continue to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we at FBWC want share that there are other forms of abuse – forms you don’t even think about – that impact your mental health. The ‪#‎MaybeHeDoesntHitYou‬ hashtag on Twitter is shining the light on mental/psychological and emotional abuse many women face. Be … Read More »

May 16, 2016

Domestic Violence: A Child’s State of Mind

FBWC recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Research has proven that domestic violence can have a significant impact on adult mental health; and, children are no exception. Check out this video about how exposure to violence impacts a child’s developing brain.  

October 26, 2015

Smart Phone Apps-The Future of Sexual Assault Services?

Sexual assault app launched-by Catherine Dimitroff on Saturday 24th October 2015 An innovative app for survivors of sexual assault called ‘First Response’, created by groups of women in Oxford, has been launched. The app is centred around helping survivors and their friends as supporters both in the short-term and long-term of surviving the emotional traumas … Read More »