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The Prevention Perspective is a podcast focused on sharing information, ideas and resources about violence prevention work. Hosted by the prevention staff of the WCA, a non-profit in Boise, ID serving those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
 
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In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Pam Thompson, an instructor for the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP). Pam and Caro discuss the potential restorative practices hold for creating welcoming, affirming, and violence-free spaces for people of all ages. If you or someone you care about have experien…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Annie Hightower a Title IX Consultant. Annie and Caro discuss what teachers, students, guardians, and counselors need to know about Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act, and how this relates to creating safe and affirming educational spaces. If you or someone you care about have…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Madeline Titelbaum, Youth Programs Coordinator at the Idaho Federation of Families. The Idaho Federation of Families educates policy makers, professional organizations, legislators, educators, and the public about the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health cha…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Megan Skinner, a Behavioral Support Specialist at Future Public School. Future is a public Charter school located in Garden City, Idaho. Future Public School equips young engineers with the knowledge, skills and character to succeed in college and the future world. Megan and Caro disc…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Aubri, a Junior at Borah High School and a WCA Youth REP. We discuss what young people are seeing in their communities, and how schools and adults can partner with them to create communities where everyone can thrive in safe and healthy relationships. If you or someone you care about …
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro talks with Prevention Specialist Shannon Montano about her work in Violence Prevention at WCA. They discuss specific ways the Prevention Department engages the youth community and why these conversations are so important. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Jeff Matsushita, who at the time of this recording worked at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Jeff is also a trainer for A Call To Men and enjoys having conversations with coached and players (of various sports and ages) about healthy masculinity. We discuss t…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Monica Reyna, The Violence Prevention Coordinator at The Advocates For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The Advocates is a Non-Profit located in Hailey, Idaho and serves a similar purpose as WCA. We discuss the potential for school-based violence prevention in the Sc…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Amy Rust, a social worker at Frank Church High School. Frank Church is a public alternative school in the Boise School District. We discuss the potential for school-based violence prevention in the Alternative School setting. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic,…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, Caro is joined by Rachel Sutherland, a mother, teacher, and frequent volunteer at WCA. We discuss the potential and need of school-based prevention trough Rachel's perspective as a mother of teenage boys and a teacher in various school settings. If you or someone you care about have experienced domesti…
 
On this episode of Prevention Perspective, we welcome the entire Prevention Team (Tracy, Shannon, and Caro) to the studio to discuss the exciting plans we have for the upcoming season of the podcast. We discuss why we chose School Based Prevention Efforts as our theme and many of the guests we will feature this season. If you or someone you care ab…
 
In today's episode, Chris and Cory chat with Shayla Peel, Idaho Legal Aid attorney who helps survivors at the WCA. Shayla talks about her experiences working with law, common issues survivors face in the legal system, and words of validation and advice she would give to survivors. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating o…
 
On this episode of Prevention Perspective, we welcome Sean Dalton Dagondon Tiegs, the Social Change Advocate at the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. We discuss a range of topics from Community wellness to inviting youth into prevention efforts, to the importance of Futurism. This will be our last episode of the Prevention Persp…
 
On this episode of Prevention Perspective, we welcome Sean Egbert, The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the Idaho National Guard. We discuss the services and supports available to survivors within the armed forces, as well as the prevention efforts to reduce and eliminate sexual violence within this institution. If you or someone you care ab…
 
On The Prevention Perspective this week, we discuss focusing prevention efforts on college campuses with two of our Communications interns from Boise State University: Grace and Alli. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, the Nation…
 
In today's episode, Cory and Chris chat with Maya Reneé, WCA Client Advocate and repeat guest on the What Compassion Accomplishes podcast. Maya talks about her experiences working with domestic violence and sexual assault in Montana and Idaho, the importance of communication and education, and the impacts of violence on women of color. If you or so…
 
On this episode of Prevention Perspective, we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month by talking to Sandra and Emily from the Outreach Team! We reflect on their efforts during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and why it's essential to continue this community engagement throughout the year! If you or someone you care about have experienced dome…
 
In this episode, WCA's Clinical Services Manager Megan discusses how loved ones can support survivors while setting up boundaries that allow them to take care of themselves. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or one of the WCA's 2…
 
On this episode of Prevention Perspective, we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month by talking to youth about what they think their peers need to know about domestic abuse. Hear perspectives from four amazing members of the WCA's Youth REP Program! If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please ca…
 
In this episode, Grace (Fall intern for the WCA) and Emily discuss their experiences at college, what they wish they would have known going in, and what parents should teach their kids. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or one of…
 
On The Prevention Perspective this week, our guest host Shannon speaks with colleague and collaborator, Yarit on creating intentional connections and spaces for community! If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, the National Sexual As…
 
In this episode of What Compassion Accomplishes we meet Taryn Robinson, the WCA's Court Advocate Manager. A firefighter turned social worker, listen to her journey of continuing to fight for safety and female empowerment, just in a different context. "Sometimes we think we have to be able to solve people's problems when really all they need is for …
 
This week on The Prevention Perspective we are talking about Hispanic Heritage Month! We sit down with Shannon, Prevention Specialist at the WCA, to discuss how our heritage and culture impact our experiences and how that can affect our relationships, communities and world! If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexua…
 
TW: Sexual assault In today's episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Cory and Chris talk with TL Robinson, survivor, CEO and speaker. They discuss the stigma and trauma associated with sexual assault, and TL shares how her experience as a survivor motivated her to create an app that allows sexual assault survivors (and supporters and advocates) t…
 
This week on The Prevention Perspective we are doing something a little different! Rather than have a guest on, we are instead spotlighting another podcast produced by the WCA that explores themes around domestic, dating and sexual violence not specifically based around prevention. This episode shares the story of a survivor who experienced abuse a…
 
In this episode, Cory and Chris introduce the WCA's 2021-22 Jesuit Volunteers Emily and Caro. Listen to learn what drew them to a year of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and why they chose to serve at the WCA. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violen…
 
This week on The Prevention Perspective we are talking about social norms and how they contribute to violence in our relationships, families and communities. We sit down with Jenn J., a clincian at the WCA, to talk more specifically about how norms about gender, specifically within a rigid binary, can impact violence, and how we can shift away from…
 
Originally released on April 6, 2021 In our very first episode, Becca, Chris and Cory talk about what we would like to accomplish with What Compassion Accomplishes. We will be talking about how we can help break the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual violence in our communities and the importance of conversation and education. If you or someone you…
 
This week's episode of Prevention Perspective is all about tips for parents and caregivers about talking to their teens about relationships! Before the school year starts is a great time to have a conversation about the different relationships that your kids are having. Tune in for some tips and questions for self-reflection that can help guide the…
 
Content Warning: Descriptions of abuse In today's episode, we read a teen survivor's story of abuse and healing. From an anonymous survivor If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or one of the WCA's 24-hour hotlines at 208-343-7025 or…
 
Our guest on Prevention Perspective this week is none other than the WCA's own Chris Davis! Our episodes this month are going to all be geared toward parents and how to support the teens and young adults in their lives. We discuss with Chris ways parents can effectively communicate with teens and spark meaningful conversations about relationships! …
 
On this episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Becca and Cory are joined by the WCA's 2021 Spring Outreach Intern, Jess! Listen to their conversation on how victim-blaming can happen with both domestic abuse and sexual assault and how there are many different barriers to getting help if you are in an unsafe situation. If you or someone you care a…
 
This week on the Prevention Perspective, we are talking with Laura, Philanthropy Manager for the WCA! Laura is originally from England, where she previously worked in positions doing violence prevention and education. We discuss the similarities and differences between prevention practices, and dreaming of a worldwide violence prevention network! I…
 
In today's episode, Cory and Becca chat with Maya Renee, WCA Client Advocate. Maya's talks about what keeps her going, her expertise with direct client services and the importance of support. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or …
 
This week on the Prevention Perspective, we are talking with Deborah, Financial Empowerment Educator for the WCA. Finances can be a difficult topic for people to discuss, and unfortunately can be used as a means to control someone in an abusive relationship. Listen to hear about how becoming financially empowered can ultimately prevent violence and…
 
In today's episode, Cory and Chris talk with WCA Program Director, Dr. Beronica Salazar, on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our work and the importance of reaching out to friends and family members during difficult times. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Viole…
 
June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! This week on the Prevention Perspective, we are joined by Hannah G. from the Elmore County Domestic Violence Council to talk about supporting LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals and ways to be an authentic ally! Material referenced in this episode: National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021 (https://www.thetrev…
 
In today's episode, Cory and Chris talk with Crispin Gravatt, activist and community member. Tune in to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and the impact that domestic and sexual violence has on the community. What can we do to help? Crispin has an important message and call to action to help break the cycle of abuse. If you or someone you car…
 
We are back this week with the second part of our series with Caitlin and Jenn, two of the amazing counselors at the WCA, talking about the connections between mental health and violence prevention. Material referenced in this episode: "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men" by Lundy Bancroft. Adverse Childhood Experien…
 
In today's episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Cory and Becca talk with Dr. Beronica Salazar, Program Director of the WCA. We discuss the stigma with male survivors and the importance of healing. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799…
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! This week on the Prevention Perspective, we are joined by Caitlin and Jenn, two of the amazing counselors at the WCA, to talk about the connections between mental health and violence prevention. This is part one of a two-part series, so be sure to come back for the next installment! Material referenced in this …
 
On this episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Cory and Becca talk with Bea Black, CEO of the WCA! Find out Bea's "why" and what motivates her for this line of work. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or one of the WCA's 24-hour…
 
We're talking about all things prevention and outreach on this week's episode of Prevention Perspective! We are joined by Becca, Outreach Specialist for the WCA, to talk about the similarities and differences between outreach and prevention, and how it's important that an organization do both to create long-lasting community change! If you or someo…
 
In today's episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Chris and Cory chat with Sherri Cameron, SVU Detective. Sherri talks about her experience and the importance of community partnerships. Information on strangulation and stalking is included in this podcast. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence pleas…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, two WCA Youth REPs join us to discuss the things they think are most important for their peers to know about sexual violence and the resources that are available to teens. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence please call the National Domestic Violence Ho…
 
In today's episode of What Compassion Accomplishes, Chris and Cory talk with Tracy, Prevention Program Manager at the WCA, about the importance of talking to your teenager! Learn all about the relationship spectrum, how to start conversations with your kid and the TEACH tips! If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, dating or sex…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, we continue the conversation about Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is an issue that impacts so many of our friends, neighbors and loved ones. It's on all of us to work toward creating a culture where sexual violence is not tolerated and all survivors are believed and supported! If you o…
 
In our very first episode, Becca, Chris and Cory talk about what we would like to accomplish with What Compassion Accomplishes. We will be talking about how we can help break the cycle of domestic abuse and sexual violence in our communities and the importance of conversation and education. If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic…
 
In this episode of the Prevention Perspective, we kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by discussing all things consent! We talk with Alyssa, a community educator for Planned Parenthood, about the components of consent and how we can work to create a culture where consent is the norm! If you or someone you care about have experienced domestic, d…
 
In our fourth episode of the Prevention Perspective, we talk with Bryan Lyda of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence about exploring the pathways to engage boys and men in violence prevention! We discuss areas for growth and opportunity to move beyond the gender binary, the idea of collective thriving, as well as some practices …
 
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