Archive for the ‘Outreach and Education’ Category

June 14, 2017

MEN, WHAT IS YOUR BELIEF?

Peggy Wright has been counseling survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for 19 years. For Men’s Health Month, she asks men what they believe about domestic violence. Years ago, I was counseling one of my first male clients.  He was about 6’4” tall and weighed about 250 or more pounds.  He was covered in tattoos … Read More »

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 »

April 19, 2017

Why we wear denim on April 24th

April 24th, 2019 is Denim Day – a key date in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Everyone at Fort Bend Women’s Center will have their jeans on; we’ve asked our supporters to put their jeans on; even the mannequins in Fort Bend Women’s Center PennyWise Resale Stores will have their jeans on. Why? Denim Day was … Read More »

April 13, 2017

Talking to someone who has been sexually assaulted

It can be hard to know what to say or do when you discover that a friend or loved one has been sexually assaulted. Our Sexual Assault program team has put together some tips to help you. Listen – without judgement or comment, allowing your friend to tell his/her story in their own way and … Read More »