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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.

Self Care is Hard

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.

A Day In The Life At STSM

Melanie Snipes is the Director of Crisis Services at STSM. Melanie started at STSM in 2008 as the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator and also served as the Group Services Coordinator before being promoted to the DCS position. Melanie obtained her Master's in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. 

Later Life Advocate Position with Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission

Check out this great job opportunity with the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission! 

Please note that the below position is NOT housed at STSM.

 

Later Life Advocate

Job Title: Abuse in Later Life Advocate (30 hours/week, Oct.1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015) 

Salary: $25,000 

Reports To: Director, Council on Aging, Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice or related field 

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