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Talking To Teens About Dating Violence

Kayce Singletary joined the staff of STSM in January 2012 as Prevention Education Coordinator and was promoted to the position of Community Education Director in January 2013. Kayce is passionate about educating teens and adults on violence prevention and healthy communication.

#50DollarsNot50Shades

Mary Dell Hayes is the Director of Development at STSM. She enjoys many aspects of pop culture like Real Housewives and Meghan Trainor... but not the Kardashians or Fifty Shades of Grey.

What Should I Say?

Lara Brockwell joined STSM as a volunteer in September 2012 and became the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator in June of 2014. She received her Master’s in Social Work and Certificate of Drug and Addictions Studies from the University of South Carolina and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mars Hill College. Lara provides crisis intervention for survivors helping to reduce the impact of trauma after an assault.

The Quick Fix to End Sexual Violence

Caroline Burns is the Prevention Education Coordinator at STSM. Caroline recently returned from spending several years in Swaziland with the Peace Corps. One of Caroline's favorite parts of her job at STSM is working with colleges and universities on Title IX compliance and educating students on violence prevention.

BFTH Part II: Having Tact during the Talk

Atieno Adongo is a development intern at STSM. She also is Master’s student at the Arnold School of Public Health at USC.

This month, I am writing a blog series called “Breaks from the Holidays” (BFTH). The goal of this series is take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday scene, and delve into conversations surrounding sexual assault. Below is Part II: Having Tact during the Talk.

“There is never a good time to have a difficult conversation, but there is always a good way to have one.” – Mike Kunin, Ramapo for Children Director

BFTH Part I: Frustrations with Family, Flocks and Fellowship

Atieno Adongo is a development intern at STSM. She also is Master’s student at the Arnold School of Public Health at USC.

This month, I am writing a blog series called “Breaks from the Holidays” (BFTH). The goal of this series is take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday scene, and delve into conversations surrounding sexual assault. Below is Part I: Frustrations with Family, Flocks and Fellowship.

Why I Broke Up With College Football

Mary Dell Hayes is the Development Coordinator at STSM. Mary Dell previously served as the Volunteer Services Coordinator at STSM from 2008-2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration.

There Goes "Honey Boo Boo:" What's the Sex Offender Registry got to do with it?

Reality TV show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was recently cancelled after media outlets released photos showing members of the family profiled on the show with Mark McDaniel, who was recently released after serving 10 years for aggravated child molestation and is listed on Georgia's sex offender registry. Do you have questions about what the sex offender registry is and how it impacts this situation?

There Goes "Honey Boo Boo:" How common is this type of abuse?

How often are children abused by a parent's partner, and how do parents react to disclosures of this type of abuse? If you've heard about the "Honey Boo Boo" abuse disclosures and want accurate information without the media hype, or need help and information for a situation in your own life, this is the blog for you.

Will you take our 30 day challenge to reduce anxiety?

Mary Dell Hayes is the Development Coordinator at STSM. Mary Dell previously served as the Volunteer Services Coordinator at STSM from 2008-2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration.

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