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June is Pride Month!

April 7, 2022

By Sarah Slavenas, NCEDSV Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. However, it is not relegated just to the LGBTQ folx, it also includes those who identify as nonbinary, pansexual, intersex, two-spirit, asexual and aromantic, or who identify in other ways, […]

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VOICES Public Policy Update Spring 2022

April 6, 2022

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2022 signed by President Biden On March 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill, which included the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2022, S. 3623. Following the House, the U.S. Senate passed the same bill on March […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Vicarious Trauma

April 6, 2022

By Misty Stewart, formerly of NCEDSV I would like to take the time to acknowledge some of the vicarious trauma advocates experience every day. Vicarious trauma is when we encounter someone else’s trauma by hearing it, seeing it, reading about it, and watching it. Day in and out, advocates hear about others’ trauma. When Vicarious […]

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