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Is Your Relationship Healthy and Safe?

“He’s been verbally abusive for several years, but this last time he became violent,” 28-year-old Nancy told her True Care Advocate. “Although I changed the locks on the house, he still comes by to see the kids, and I’m concerned for both my safety and theirs.” Nancy was pregnant by her abusive husband and sought … Continued


5 Tips for a Healthy Relationship

A healthy relationship is built on respect, love, and compassion. How does a person develop a healthy relationship in a world that often seems so “me-centered?” We can have strong, positive relationships with others, whether among work colleagues and friends, within family, or with a partner, and still preserve our dignity and self-respect. Here are … Continued


Is Your Partner a Gaslighter?

There’s lighting up cigarettes. There’s gas that lights our furnaces. Then there are gaslighters, and they aren’t the people who smoke cigarettes or those who light the furnace pilots. So then, what is a gaslighter? Gaslighting – A Form of Abuse A gaslighter is a person who psychologically abuses another, using statements such as “You’re … Continued


School and Campus Safety: An Individual and A Community Issue

Casper public school classes started earlier this month, and Casper College and the University of Wyoming began the fall semester in August. Every autumn, there’s often an uptick in bullying, domestic and other types of violence, and sexual assault cases on campuses across the nation. September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, a time to remind everyone … Continued


Back-to-School and Violence Awareness

August and September are known as back-to-school months. Casper College and the University of Wyoming begin next week, and Natrona County Public Schools start after Labor Day. While there can be a lot of excitement as well as some anxiety with the resuming of classes, there is also another, darker aspect of going back to … Continued


Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy

Pregnant women can experience violence from their partners; so can women who willingly decide to terminate their pregnancies. Known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), this issue is “significant yet preventable,” according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and “affects millions of women regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or educational … Continued


Dating Violence – More Common Than You Think

February is known at the month of love. Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of romance, yet many dating relationships are not as healthy and happy as they should be. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, statistics indicate that dating violence is not uncommon. Studies show that 1 in 3 young people will be in an … Continued


Stalking – What’s the Big Deal?

Most people are familiar with violence against women, which includes sexual assault, rape, human trafficking, and murder. Femicide is the term given to violent acts against women, primarily murder, due to gender. Other harmful actions taken against women include sexual harassment in the workplace and stalking. What is Stalking? According to the National Institute of Justice, stalking is … Continued


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