There Is No One Way To Be A Survivor Of Sexual Assault

by Amanda Mendoza Sexual violence impacts every aspect of an individual’s life, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Whether the perpetrator was a friend, family member, stranger, intimate partner, co-worker, or acquaintance, sexual assault is a traumatic experience. Because trauma affects everyone differently, there is no right or

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Is Counselor Advocate Training Class Right For You?

By Liz Halla-Mattingly “CAT class made me finally find my passion in life. I always wanted to help women and after a few bumps in the road and deciding OB/GYN was not for me, CAT class showed me the way. Not only that but the credentials that come with CAT

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STRIVE and House of Teens Programs Go On Higher Education Tour

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain’s STRIVE program for middle school girls and House of Teens for high school girls, have been on a mission to check out higher education institutions in Connecticut the past few months. The group toured four-year universities, community colleges, and trade schools across the state.  These

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Addressing the Wealth Gap in the United States- Part 2

by Tracey Madden-Hennesey What is the impact of inequity on wealth?  Recent data analyzed and published by The Institute for Assets and Social Policy (IASP) of Brandeis University, indicates that a substantial racial wealth gap exists in the U.S., perpetuated by history and policy created (intentionally or not) that drives

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