All posts tagged: sexual assault

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, Time’s Up: Liz Seccuro, “Crash Into Me”

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” Thursdays at 2pm ET Listen LIVE at: Here Women Talk Special Re-Broadcast with Liz Seccuro, Author of Crash Into Me As a 17 year old student at the University of Virginia, justice was no doubt the last thing in Liz Seccuro’s mind.  However, that quickly changed when she became a victim of rape in a fraternity bedroom.  Liz and her parents contacted local authorities, as well as campus authorities, she was examined at a local hospital,  all the proper reports were made, and yet, with jurisdiction questions and the Dean of Students and the University doing nothing in her behalf, it went no further. Seccuro graduated and went on to get married and start a family when, out of the blue, her attacker made contact with her.  In an effort to complete an AA 12 step program he apologized, but it only fueled Seccuro’s fears for her safety and the safety of her family, and after 21 years, she filed charges.   Liz Seccuro forced herself through panic and anxiety to …

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Shattered Lives:Anna Doroghazi of CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services and Lavinia Masters of S.A.V.E. Ministry

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Guests: Anna Doroghazi,Director of Public Policy and Communication CONNSACS and Lavinia Masters, Founder of S.A.V.E. Ministry Anna Doroghazi, CONNSACS Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy. CONNSACS’ mission is to end sexual violence and ensure high quality, comprehensive, and culturally competent sexual assault victim services. The SAFE Program provides care in a way that benefits both sexual assault victims and participating hospitals. Typically, victims wait in emergency departments for several hours before a physician or nurse becomes available to set aside several hours to provide care for the patient and complete the evidence collection process. In many cases, healthcare providers are not very familiar with the process which may lengthen the time that the victim remains in the emergency …

Gayle Crabtree Speaks to South Carolina United Methodist Women February 21

Voices United to Break the Silence Gayle Crabtree, Founder of Hope For Healing.Org, a non-profit which serves victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, has been invited to give the keynote address at the South Carolina United Methodist Women’s Legislative Advocacy Day Conference in Columbia, SC on February 21. Legislative Advocacy Day was created to keep the United Methodist Women informed about key issues that effect women and children. This year, the South Carolina Conference UMW is directing it’s attention towards intimate partner violence with workshops available from the SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse (SCCDVSA). Other workshops include ‘Going Green; care takers of God’s creation’ and ”There are strangers among us; “The Dream Act”. Speaking in the morning is Dr. Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Zais, SC Superintent of Education, who will share the Vision of Education in South Carolina and Dr. John Holler, Jr. will speak on the Changing Tides of Child Protection and Advocacy. Legislative updates will also be presented. To register for the Legislative Advocacy Day email hello@hopeforhealing.org. and you will be put …

One Woman’s Triumph: Courage Empowerment Forum Welcomes Sexual Assault Advocate and Author Sophia A. Strother

  Tune in Tuesday, July 19th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to  www.party934.com, 94.9 FM HudsonValley, NY to hear sexual assault advocate and author of Sophia I’m Back! Sophia A. Strother, and learn more about her amazing journey from survivor to thriver. FEATURING THE MUSIC OF VARIOUS ARTISTS “By the age of sixteen I felt like a washed up rag. I felt like – what else!” Those are the words of Sophia A. Strother quoted from her book Sophia I’m Back! Her young life was not only hard, it was tragic, having to suffer indescribable torment by a sexually abusive father and subsequent rapes by three men. She later became pregnant at 15 but not withstanding other struggles. Sophia’s life appeared to be wrecked and ruined but through her faith, it never succumbed to that devastation. Now she is the founder of Empowerment Driven by Knowledge Coalition, an organization whose mission is to empower others to survive and overcome. Sophia is also the CEO of Trustworthy Consulting. An inspirational and motivational speaker and consultant, Sophia works alongside Martin Luther King III and many …

Lavinia Masters Honored to be Invited to South Africa

Noted DNA Research Company Extends Invitation to Lavinia Masters   February 14, 2011 — Dallas, Texas ……Lavinia Masters, Founder of S.A.V.E.(Sexual Abuse Victim Empowering) Ministry in Dallas, Texas has been invited to conduct workshops and speak March 19-27 in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Port Elisabeth, South Africa, with other locations to be added in the near future. The invitation was extended by Chris Asplen, Vice President of International Public Affairs for Gordon Thomas Honeywell and consultant and speaker on forensic technologies, particularly DNA. Asplen is also the Executive Director for the non-profit, DNA4Africa. Lavinia’s host for the one week tour of speaking engagements and workshops for victims is Inqaba Biotec, a leading South African genome company and its executive director, Dr. Oliver Preisig. About Inqaba Biotec: inqaba biotec is a genomics company based in Pretoria, South Africa. We cater to the life science needs of academic and private institutions alike in Africa. inqaba biotec’s offerings include our own products and services such as : • Oligonucleotide synthesis • Sanger sequencing service using the ABI …