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Tuesday, September 24,2013
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My Sisters Place 2013

My Sister's Place adds new projects to aid survivors of relationship abuse

By Kelly Cook, LISW, Executive Director, My Sisters Place

Check out the Digital Edition Here.

For over 35 years, My Sister's Place has been providing a range of services to survivors of relationship abuse in Athens County. Over that time, we have continually asked ourselves how we can best meet the needs of our community members and we are still coming up with new answers. This year, facing emerging research on how often survivors of domestic violence are weighing the safety of their pets in their own need to escape abuse, we have taken on a new task.

Tuesday, September 24,2013
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My Sisters Paws offers aid to pets of domestic violence victims

By Lindsay Boyle, Athens NEWS Contributor
My Sister's Place, a shelter widely known for caring for victims of domestic violence, now has a program in place to care for victims' pets, too.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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A survivors story:

Domestic abuse affects animals too

By Tracey Maine Clark, Athens NEWS Contributor
My Sister's Paws is a non-profit program, created in coordination with My Sister’s Place, designed to protect the pets of residents currently in a shelter due to incidents of domestic violence. This combined effort to protect both humans and pets in abuse situations has inspired Athens resident Tabitha Cox, herself an abuse survivor, to share her personal story.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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Types of abuse

There are many types of abuse and they are all difficult to experience. Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience any form of it.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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State advocate Lesley Ashworth leads movement to provide care for animals of domestic violence victims

By Allison Ricket, Athens NEWS Contributor
Lesley Ashworth has spent 27 years assisting victims of domestic violence. During her term working for the Columbus City Prosecutor's Office, she and her staff noticed an alarming trend. They saw many women forced to leave safe houses and shelters, returning to abusive situations because abusers threatened or harmed family pets.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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OU students learn how to advocate for student victims of DV

By Jaelynn Grisso, Athens NEWS Contributor
Survivors of domestic violence at Ohio University can find help from fellow students because of a semester-long class called Peer Advocacy Training.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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O'Bleness adopt new sexual assault forensic evidence collection training program

By Elizabeth Cychosz, Athens NEWS Campus Reporter
After a sexual assault, survivors are faced with the choice of how to move forward. They can try to suppress what has happened. However, that can lead to unresolved psychological and medical trauma. Alternatively, they can go to a hospital, where not only can they receive medical attention, but also forensic evidence of the crime can be swabbed for use in future prosecution.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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The six big lies

If you hear your partner making statements like these while he is in DVIP, you should understand that he is lying to himself-and to you.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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Project LAUNCH to provide a place to play for children at MSP

By Lindsay Boyle, Athens NEWS Contributor
Thanks to Project LAUNCH, children staying at My Sister's Place will soon be able to enjoy a brand new backyard play set.
Tuesday, September 24,2013
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10 things men can do to end mens violence against women

By Ohio Domestic Violence Network

1. Acknowledge and understand how sexism, male dominance and male privilege lay the foundation for all forms of violence against women.

 
 
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