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Episode 39: The Role of Children’s Advocacy Centers & Child Medical Exams

Episode 39: The Role of Children’s Advocacy Centers & Child Medical Exams

January 6, 2022

In this episode, we are joined by three experts who share with us the role of Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC) and debunk some myths about what a child medical exam is actually like. We also discuss the importance of collaboration between rape crisis centers and CACs, and how this process can benefit child survivors and their families.

To report suspected child abuse in PA, call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313.

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Episode 38- PA State Leadership Team

Episode 38- PA State Leadership Team

December 16, 2021

Episode Description: This episode we are joined by members of the State Leadership Team (SLT) to learn more about the Pennsylvania Prevention State Action Plan. The SLT is a multi-disciplinary action team that works to prevent intimate partner violence across the Commonwealth.

 

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Episode 37: Creating Safer Spaces with Consent Culture Initiative

Episode 37: Creating Safer Spaces with Consent Culture Initiative

December 6, 2021

Episode Description: This episode we are joined by Gina McGrath, CEO and Founder of Consent Culture Initiative (CCI). Gina shares with us how CCI empowers folks to create cultures of consent, respect, and accountability -- and how you can get involved with their Consent Action Team!

 

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Episode 36: Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Episode 36: Pennsylvania Health Law Project

November 17, 2021

Episode Description: This episode we are joined by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) to learn how they help people access medical assistance. PHLP is a statewide, nonprofit legal organization devoted to helping low-income folks, people with disabilities, the immigrant community, and survivors of crime gain access to public health coverage and services.

 

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Episode 35: Supporting Victims of Trokosi

Episode 35: Supporting Victims of Trokosi

November 3, 2021

Episode Description: This episode we are joined by Rovaughna Richardson, an international ministries missionary and social worker, who shares with us the work she is doing in Ghana with young women who have been victims of a cultural practice called Trokosi, a form of human trafficking.

 

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Introducing Policy in Focus

Introducing Policy in Focus

October 20, 2021

When the conversation turns to legislation, public policy, or politics, do you ever feel like you’re out of the loop? Or maybe you’re a real news junkie and would love to learn more about the policies that affect survivors and the sexual violence advocacy community? With Policy in Focus, we’ve got you covered! Tune in to our pilot episode, where PCAR’s Policy Director, Donna Greco, and Policy and Communications Specialist, Kelsey Myers, tell you what you can expect out of this exciting new series on PA Centered.

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Episode 34: Trans Cultural Humility: Beyond the Basics

Episode 34: Trans Cultural Humility: Beyond the Basics

October 7, 2021

This episode we are joined by PCAR & NSVRC staff who share with us their experiences training on trans cultural humility and how we can be part of the solution to end transphobia.

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Episode 33: Mindfulness & Prevention

Episode 33: Mindfulness & Prevention

September 16, 2021

This episode we learn about how the practice of mindfulness can be used as a prevention strategy. We are joined by Brittany Leach from Women In Need, who tells us about Mindful Beings, a new program that helps teachers implement mindfulness practices into the classroom and daily routine in order to increase self-awareness, reduce conflict, and prevent violence.

 

Episode 32: New Projects from End Rape On Campus

Episode 32: New Projects from End Rape On Campus

September 2, 2021

This episode we are joined by Sarah McPherson, Program Manager at End Rape on Campus, to learn about three of their new projects: Speaker Series, Campus Accountability Map, and Student Survivor Caucus. Listen now to learn how you can get involved!

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Episode 31: Student Speech in the 21st Century

Episode 31: Student Speech in the 21st Century

August 19, 2021

This episode we are joined by PCAR staff attorneys to learn about a recent U.S. Supreme Court Case, Mahanoy City School District vs. B.L., and how this decision about student speech might affect survivors.

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