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Cleveland turns backlogged rape kits into stream of indictments

The shocking case of Ariel Castro, who kidnapped three young women and held them for years as rape and torture objects, fascinated the nation when …

Life after Leaving

By Debra Bell Of the Weekly Staff   Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series addressing the link between domestic violence and …
Broken trust
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The molester and me

  Last month’s news that Hall of Fame swim coach Rick Curl will go to jail for molesting one of his swimmers in the 1980s …

Breaking barriers for escaping domestic violence

By Debra Bell Of the Weekly Staff   Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series that will run in The Weekly addressing …
Natalie Feulner
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Fight, flight or freeze: Understanding mental, physical effects of trauma

Substance abuse and mental health issues are often linked, underlying the fact that good health requires people to take care of both their physical and …
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An ad to reach abused children that only children can see

A Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation created an advertisement that shows different messages simultaneously for adults and children. …
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Surviving immigration, rape

Imagine you have arrived in a new country, with few or no financial resources, no working knowledge of the culture in that country, and you …
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The lives of sex trafficking victims in Maine

Sex trafficking is a vile form of human trafficking. Sex …
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The cast of Speak About It, an hour-long show that talks about healthy sex. Back row, left to right: Erik Moody, Benjamin Row and Director David Surkin. In front, Ellen Almirol, Emma Verrill and Shana Natelson.

Let’s talk about sex

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Do you catcall women as they walk down the street?

“You got great legs, baby!” “I’d tap that!” Street harassment …
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Understanding the needs of male sexual assault victims

We are survivors, too. Historically, those of us who are …
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Dear service provider: I’m gay

I sat on the table at my doctor’s office feeling …

Listen up: Sexual violence does not discriminate

Sexual assault in later life is incomprehensible to most of …
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When will men stand up to violence?

It has been more than 40 years since the first …
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The challenge of overcoming sexual violence in small communities

Small communities are often considered safer communities. Our cultural perception …
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Get outraged about sexual assault

For the past 28 years, I have been at the …
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How to support a victim of child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse has been a frequent focus of national …
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How the military is slowly overcoming a history of sexual violence

Military service is presented as an opportunity to honorably serve …

Domestic violence victims, veterans to receive housing aid preference

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine State Housing Authority has approved …
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