• Food for Thought- Importance of Advocates
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    Food for Thought- Importance of Advocates

    I think that people should be able to have, also, confidential spaces, in which they feel safe coming to. I think with sexual assault, people often blame themselves, they might be unsure whether or not they want to report, to the institution or local law enforcement, so advocates can meet with students and really just figure out what they want to happen.

  • Mayra Banuelos – 2010 Employee of the Year
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    Mayra Banuelos – 2010 Employee of the Year

    I’m Michael Walker, Northern California president of US Bank. US Bank is pleased to present this 2010 Employee of the Year award to Mayra Banuelos. I’m Nathan Nayman, head of state and local relations for Visa Inc. Visa is very proud to be a sponsor of this award. I was not able to go to college because my parents didn’t have the money to do it. I came to the United States in 2005 with my father. My mom and four of my siblings are still in Mexico. Shortly after I came to the United States, I was a victim of domestic violence. Survivors of domestic violence are individuals who…

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    [Instrumental Music] Text over video: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. IHS encourages tribal communities to reflect on what healthy relationships look like and take action to model positive behaviors. Domestic violence in Indian country is pretty important because the rates are pretty high, it’s over 50 percent, and we need to do something about it [Instrumental Music] Text over video: More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women and two in five Native men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. [Instrumental Music] Text over video: The IHS Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative funds 83 projects among tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. [Instrumental Music] Text…

  • Couple Says They Blame Daughter-In-Law For Many Of Granddaughter’s Problems
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    Couple Says They Blame Daughter-In-Law For Many Of Granddaughter’s Problems

    [Music] my husband and I are very concerned about Brittany I just don’t know what to do for Brittany right now Brittany does not respect authority I have witnessed her many times calling her mother by her first name I have seen her yell at her father violently very loud Brittany is a very spoiled brat I don’t know why she got that way all the problems with Brittany has something to do with her mother I think that chamber has torn my family apart by her lack of parenting I know that Kimber has psychiatric problems some days I am sorry for on some days I just want to…

  • The Cannibal Generals of Liberia
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    The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

    SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying hum of violence. And the poverty there is so crippling that you’re kind of like, why wouldn’t they steal our camera? Why wouldn’t they steal our clothes? I mean, people are starving. And all they know is war. So is that why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people would…

  • Why Me Too matters for Lawyers
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    Why Me Too matters for Lawyers

    Thank you for sharing your experience, I think a lot of women have always struggled to share the experience of sexual harassment in particular or any harassment of any sort. And recently there has been the ‘Me Too’ movement and actually in the legal profession there’s been a movement ‘Behind the Gown’. What are your views and how important do you think it is for women to speak up about their experiences. Well I was invited to and I did speak at the launch of Behind The Gown because I think if senior members of the Bar don’t put themselves up there on the platform it makes it very hard…

  • I was an MS-13 gang member. Here’s how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh
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    I was an MS-13 gang member. Here’s how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh

    Translator: Saif Alkilany Reviewer: Bob Prottas You might have heard about them in the news – They’d been called murderers, violent, destructive, lawbreaking and criminals. And I can tell you that a lot of what you heard is true, because I used to be a member of MS-13. Today I’m going to tell you why I joined the gang and how I eventually got out. But first, let me take you all the way back to the beginning. Picture this: El Salvador, the 1980s, a brutally violent civil war; military soldiers kicking in front doors in the middle of the night; kids hiding, shaking underneath their beds as they heard…

  • Children, Violence, and Trauma—The Child Advocacy Center Model
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    Children, Violence, and Trauma—The Child Advocacy Center Model

    ELAINE STOLTE: The advocacy center movement started years ago because the system was fragmented. And many times children who had been sexually abused had to repeat their story over and over and go to different entities. TRUDY NOVICKI: That produced not only bad results for the children, but bad results for the system, too. RICARDO RUBIALES: They don’t need people doubting them or questioning them in a manner that seems judgmental or critical. They need an unconditional positive regard.   ELAINE STOLTE: Here at the Children’s Assessment Center, we’ve made a child-friendly environment, bringing everybody together under one roof so that children would not have to be re-victimized. Our law…