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DSVS/Power Up – The FUN Job

by BaLeigh Harper When I say I work for a domestic and sexual violence service agency, I often have to quickly respond to sad faces or awkward silence by explaining, “No, no! I have the fun job!” It’s true—at DSVS we often hear sad stories. So we created our education program, Power Up, Speak Out!… Read More ›

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Spotlight: Libby Brighton-Johnson

A spotlight profile by BaLeigh Harper for Power Up, Speak Out! and DSVS Power Up, Speak Out!, the education program of DSVS, was launched in 2010 to teach healthy equitable, violence-free relationship skills to youth. A free, state-wide resource, Power Up, Speak Out! is successful thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers. We are so… Read More ›

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Don’t Give Teen Dating Violence the Silent Treatment

by Travis Burdick Despite how we might cringe or blush to think of our own teens dating, relationships in our teen years can set the tone for future intimate relationships. Does their dating partner treat them as an equal, or do they try to control them? These questions are at the heart of whether a… Read More ›