February 28, 2011

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PAVE Newsletter

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

February 2011

In this Issue

:: National PAVE Walk

:: Angela Rose on CNN HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell

:: Male Survivor: Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

:: Leandra Krueger – Raising the Volume

:: Arts for Awareness

:: Safe Campus, Strong Voices

:: International Race to Stop the Silence

:: Men and Boys Healing

:: PAVE Love Fest: Building the National Movement

:: Join Us!

Dear Jacki m,

PAVE shatters the silence of sexual violence through social awareness, educational outreach, and legislative efforts. By being both prevention and awareness focused, PAVE works on all fronts to end sexual violence affecting men, women and children throughout the globe.

We use art, education and action to challenge cultural norms that encourage violence and ignore the spectrum of sexual abuse.  We create an awareness and response to any injustices victims, survivors and their communities suffer.

You’re invited to join this important work – learn more today!

Tiffany Walk Poster

National PAVE Walk to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. PAVE will provide the tool kit complete with flyers, posters, press release, and a step-by-step guide to make it simple to create a walk in your community. You also will have an opportunity to raise donations for your favorite local charity such as a local YWCA or rape crisis center! The community that raises the most money will win an event in the fall or next SAAM with MTV’s Sarah Rice and acclaimed poet Steve Connell (seen on BET, MSNBC, HBO and more!) For more info, click here.

To get involved, email: Programs@ShatteringTheSilence.org

Angela Rose on CNN's HLN

PAVE Founder on CNN HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell

Founder of PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Angela Rose speaks to CNN HLN’s Jane Velez Mitchell on the recent Maryland attacks on elderly females this month. One suspected perpetrator raped an elderly woman twice in her own home. Click here to watch the video and comment.

Male Survivor: Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence

Male Survivor video

Male Survivor is a PAVE Affiliate who is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. See their new PSA and campaign "Dare to Dream" by clicking here: http://www.malesurvivor.org/

"Raising the Volume" – PAVE Ambassador: Leandra Krueger

LeandraOn Valentine’s Day of 2006, Leandra was drugged and sexually assaulted by her OB/GYN – a trusted doctor that delivered two of her children. After speaking out and pressing charges, detectives were able to back track assaults perpetrated by the Doctor almost 23 years. Many were silenced! With a successful conviction, Leandra is determined to give a voice and face to this far too often "silent crime."

Taking the Power Back and Raising the Volume…

Vday March

Because she was sexually assaulted on Valentine’s Day, she had been triggered by hearts and Vday cards. Bravely, she took ownership over her triggers  and spoke out at a rally working with orgs including Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) on Vday 2011. Passionate to the cause of giving a voice to those who have been silenced by abuse, this typical girl next door turned activist hopes to inspire and empower women/men nationwide to speak out against abuse.


Arts for Awareness events

Artistic Means to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence

PAVE is hosting a series of Arts for Awareness events across the country including New York with Rusted Blue, Virginia, and Texas. Combining artists, musicians, advocates and poets, these events can bring a sense of community and empowerment when shattering the silence of sexual violence. PAVE features creative events to engage people in dialogue on the issue of violence and provides an artistic voice to survivors as a means of healing.

Learn more about PAVE’s use of art to shatter the silence, watch a clip of the interactive art empowerment campaign The Binding Project. If you are interested in hosting an event in your community, email Info@ShatteringTheSilence.org

And if you are in Chicago, visit: Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art

Safe Campus, Strong Voices

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Security on Campus

Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) are having a contest to create the logo for the Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign! This campaign is a national initiative for National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face. The Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign will focus on victim empowerment, prevention, bystander intervention, and provide tangible tools for both men and women to work together to create a safer campus.

Race to Stop the Silence

International Race to STOP THE SILENCE April 23, 2011 –

Washington, DC

Join PAVE at The Race to Stop the Silence, an 8K Race, 5K fun run/walk, and kids fun run, is conducted yearly in Washington, D.C. (2011 is the seventh annual) during April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) to raise mass awareness about child sexual abuse.  The Race is an upbeat, educational, and motivational event that brings in support from government, corporate, foundation and private individuals and attracts over 1,200 people, reaches millions through media outreach in relation to it, and draws notable speakers each year. Click here for more info.

Boys and Men Healing
PAVE’s friends at Big Voice Pictures continues to shatter the silence of sexual violence with their captivating film "Boys and Men Healing." Click here for more info.

On Valentine’s Day, PAVE hosted a conference call "PAVE Love Fest: Building the National Movement to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence" discussing some exciting new national initiatives that you can cultivate in your own community for positive change!  We need you!!  Spread the word about this call to your friends, colleagues, campus Women’s Center, local rape crisis affiliates, etc.

Click here to listen




Email: info@shatteringthesilence.org


2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking

Chicago, IL – April 11-13, 2011


Annual Hawai’i Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma

March 8-10, 2011

Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI



September 11 – 14, 2011

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA


Donate today to continue our efforts to shatter the silence of sexual violence in your community!

Visit our website: www.ShatteringTheSilence.orgSign up for our email alerts, join our FB cause, or start a PAVE affiliate in your community!! Get involved and let’s work together to shatter the silence of sexual violence!


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Healthy Place: Verbal Abuse

February 1, 2011


You can also read the HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter online.

Verbal Abuse: It Can Be Insidious

On the HealthyPlace Support Forums, one of our adult members, taebofreak, shares his experiences being a victim of verbal abuse.

"My father has his own ideas about me and voices them pretty often. He assumes the worst about me and thinks I am an idiot. All he does is criticize me and drag me down when I make any progress." (Full text of taebofreak "Verbally Abusive Father" post.)

It’s easy to recognize that for what it is: verbal abuse. HealthyPlace verbal abuse blogger, Kellie Holly, provides a different twist. Her soon-to-be ex-husband wasn’t into name-calling. His tactics revolved around trying to make her feel inadequate and dimwitted. He would tell her to do one thing, she’d do it, and the next week he’d say "I never said that." Then, he’d chastise her for it.

The point is – both are forms of verbal abuse. The second example though may be more difficult to recognize. But the one thing all verbal, emotional, psychological abusers have in common is that everything is your fault and in the end, you begin to believe it too.

Your Thoughts
Read and/or respond to taebofreak.
Join us on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Forums and Chat
You must be a registered HealthyPlace member. If you aren’t already, it’s free and takes less than 30 seconds. Just click the "register button" at the top of the page.

At the bottom of the forums page, you’ll notice a chat bar (similar to facebook). You can chat with any registered member on the forums site.

We hope you’ll be a frequent participant and share our support link with others who may benefit.

Mental Health Experiences

Share your thoughts/experiences on "verbal or psychological abuse" or any mental health subject, or respond to other people’s audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).
You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.
If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com

"The High Cost of Mental Illness" on HealthyPlace TV

Between 1985 and 1995, says Mark, "I lost just about all that was dear to me—friends, family, business, home, and possessions—and for the next six years I plumbed the depths of experience and my own psyche, living on the mean streets of San Francisco as a homeless junkie. It damn near killed me."  That’s the high price he paid for being misdiagnosed with depression when he had bipolar disorder – on this week’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

Coming in February on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show
  • Who Needs ADHD Coaching?
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Difficult Issues Facing Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT healthyplace.com
For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

How to Stop Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Are you in a verbally, emotionally abusive relationship? Shelly and Dr. Michael Marshall, co-authors of the book "Respect-Me Rules," say you can empower yourself and stop the abuse. That’s on this week’s HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

Teaching Your Closed Minded Child To Be More Open Minded

Here’s an email sent to The Parenting Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield:

"Any advice on how to get through to two closed minded teenagers? My husband and I feel like our words can’t get through."

Are you in a similar situation? Here’s Dr. Richfield’s insight and advice on how to help your child be more open minded.

Latest Mental Health News

These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:

  • A Fighting Spirit Won’t Save Your Life
  • Psychiatric Checkups
  • Does Insight in Therapy Equal Happiness? Not Always
  • How to See Through Others and Yourself
  • Why Few Veterans Get Mental Health Support
  • Brain Imaging Center Research May Lead To Treatment Of A Variety Of Mental Disorders
  • New Mental Health Foundation Report Reveals Startling Impact Of Poor Sleep On The Health And Happiness Of The Nation, UK
  • Relatives of Schizophrenia Patients Show Emotion Recognition Impairments
  • Personality Traits Linked to Depressive Morbidity in Bipolar I Patients

That’s it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com site, I hope you’ll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week, follow HealthyPlace on Twitter or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook.
Thank you,
Community Partner Team
HealthyPlace.com – America’s Mental Health Channel
"When you’re at HealthyPlace.com, you’re never alone."