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New Beginnings
July 1, 2014
Volume 6, Issue 4
STAFF
Genevieve N. Waller, Esq.
Executive Director
Jenny Kennedy
Office Manager
Sherry Lewis, LPC
Director of Therapy and Outreach
Melanie Snipes, LMSW
Director of Crisis Services
Kayce Singletary, MSW, MPH
Community Education Director
Mary Dell Hayes
Development Coordinator
Sarah Moran Nevarez, MSW, MPH
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Zoe McDowell
Sexual Assault Services Coordinator
Lauren Weist, LPC
Advocate Counselor
Bahiyyih Young
Underserved Survivor Advocate
Amy Meldau, LMSW
Group Services Coordinator
Alexis Stratton, MFA
Prevention Education Coordinator
Baron O’Neal
Community Advocate & Prevention
Specialist (Sumter)
April to June 2014 Statistics
 STSM staff and volunteers accompanied 87 primary
survivors of sexual assault and abuse at the hospital (37
under the age of 17).
 STSM staff and volunteers answered 142 hotline calls.
 STSM staff held 397 individual counseling and crisis
intervention sessions.
Upcoming Events
July 31
Serving Military and Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
Tuomey Medical Center
August 2
Speakers Bureau Training
Email vsc@stsm.org to apply.
August 12
Elder Abuse Training For Law Enforcement
West Columbia Police Department
August 14
Advanced Elder Abuse Training For Law Enforcement
West Columbia Police Department
September 17
Abuse in Later Life Law Enforcement Training
West Columbia Police Department
September 24
Serving LGBTQI Survivors of Sexual Violence Training
Palmetto Health Parkridge
October 4-9
Volunteer Advocate Training
Email vsc@stsm.org to apply.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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2013-2014
STSM Board of Directors
Jay Hamm, Palmetto Health
President
Wendy Fuess, Wells Fargo
Vice President
Guy Bradley, SCANA Corp.
Secretary/Treasurer
Jason Bradley, BCBS of SC
Ex-Officio
Kristian Bell, Collins & Lacy
At Large
Sheryl McAlister, PR Consultant
At Large
Phil Bailey, SC Senate Democratic
Caucus
Leon Bullard, Retired Physician
Emily Donaldson, BCBS of SC
Steven Johnson, BCBS of SC
Dee Moise, Davis Moise CPA
Chris Pierson, SCANA Corp.
John Wilkinson, USA Eshop
Board Member of the Quarter
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson is the Chief of
Operations at USA eSHOP, an export
management and European e-
commerce business. He graduated from
Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science
degree and also completed his IMBA at
the University of South Carolina.
John joined the STSM board at the
beginning of the 2013-2014 fiscal year
and has been instrumental in STSM’s
success this year. John is active in the
community as the past Chair of TedX
Columbia and as a Big Brother with Big
Brothers Big Sisters.
“John has been a fantastic leader since his first day on the board.
He has recruited new board members and led a very successful
team for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. I know that John will lead
STSM to great success as this year’s chair of the Resource
Development Committee.”
Jay Hamm, President, STSM Board of Directors
Volunteer of the Quarter
Patrick Anderson
Patri ck Anderson compl eted
Volunteer Advocate Training in
June 2013 and since that time has
provided services to 14 survivors of
sexual violence. He’s spent over 30
hours at the hospital and been
active in volunteer meetings and
training, in addition to completing
many hours on call.
Patri ck compl eted Speaker’s
Bureau training in February 2014.
Although he said that he was nervous about public speaking, he
did a great job at his first event: speaking at USC’s show of the
Vagi na Monol ogues (proceeds benefi ted STSM).
Community Education Director Kayce Singletary said Patrick
“went above and beyond” at this event: “Normally, at the end of
each show, the STSM volunteer provides a brief explanation of
STSM's services and how donations would be used. Patrick used
his down time to write a heartfelt, funny and endearing
presentation to truly convey the essence of our work at STSM
which brought in donations to the agency.” STSM staff heard
from several community members and cast of the show that his
speech made them want to be involved in STSM’s work. He also
wrote about his volunteer work in a blog for STSM!
“Patrick is also well known—and much appreciated—by STSM
staff because he often brings cookies (and milk!) to staff when
he stops by the office!”
Sarah Nevarez, Volunteer Services Coordinator
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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Why I Volunteer
STSM is honored to work with many compassionate and
committed volunteers. One of our awesome advocates
anonymously shares why she volunteers with STSM.
We flirted in high school, but didn’t really keep in touch through
college. I ran into him one day and he asked me out for dinner.
We had pizza, laughed over a few beers and all those flirtatious
feelings came back. The check came and I didn’t want the night
to end. He was just as charming as ever and he was walking me
to my door. I’d known him for years and so I didn’t feel threat-
ened, and invited him into my home.
We continued to talk and laugh about how the last few years
were nothing like we anticipated while we were in high school.
We talked about changing majors, who in our graduating class
had married, who had kids and more.
It was late, the night was ending and I was walking him to the door thinking, I can’t believe I would
never officially date him in high school as many times as he asked me out. He leaned in to kiss me, and
I kissed him back. He continued to take it further and my comments of “stop,” “seriously” and “no” were
described to me as being “fiery.” Did he really think that my saying no was an act to build passion?
I didn’t tell anyone what happened for a long time, because I believed the victim blaming stereotypes.
• He didn’t know it was rape, because they were kissing and she was into it.
• He paid for the date and she invited him into her house- what did she expect?
• Boys will be boys and always try to get as far as they can- you can’t kiss them and then question
why they wanted sex.
These myths made me believe it wasn’t sexual assault for a long time. I believed my flirting and kissing
him back was a signal and I was asking for it. I didn’t know rape could happen in relationships.
I swore to myself I wouldn’t allow it to change me, but no one can really prevent that from happening.
When I drink a cup of coffee, I’m changed by caffeine. When the weather gets warmer, my blood thins.
Years passed and I learned that I had been responding in a text book manner. I was distraught by this
new revelation that what I had thought to have compartmentalized, was manipulating my daily choices.
A wise counselor asked, “Well is there anything you want to do differently?” My answer was no. Though
any psychologist can read me like a book, I take comfort in who I am and how I interact with others. I
feel safe with my own choices of being a little guarded.
Every survivor has to choose for themselves, how they feel safe and how they feel most comfortable.
I volunteer, because I want to educate survivors where to find help as quickly as possible. When I be-
came a survivor, I didn’t feel comfortable enough to talk to anyone and years passed before I began
counseling. As an advocate, I have the opportunity to encourage survivors and secondary survivors to
seek help from the knowledgeable counselors of STSM. They have specialized education and experience
in the fields of trauma and sexual assault.
As an advocate, I also have the opportunity to help empower a survivor in a time of vulnerability and
want to be available to help them create a plan for healing and comfort. No matter how violent the as-
sault, or even if it isn’t seemingly violent, it doesn’t diminish the hurt, fear or trauma experienced by
any survivor. I volunteer and speak out to break our society free from the myths and wrong thinking
about what rape looks like. Rape can happen on a date, during a make out session with an old crush.
Consent(kuh n-sent) verb: an agreement given equally by all partners
to engage in a specific activity at the moment.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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The Imagine If art show
celebrated the end of a six month
long campaign challenging local
artists and community members to
imagine a world without violence
and to capture that through any
medium of artistic expression. The
Tapp’s Arts Center displayed the
works throughout the month of
April. On Thursday, April 3 the
opening of the Imagine If gallery
featured living art including a
tango flash dance, the Allen
University Gospel Choir, local
school groups, and open mic
spoken word.
Organizations world wide celebrated
Denim Day on Wednesday, April 23.
Local participants included Tell Them!,
Lexington LICS, Pasos and many other
local supporters. Your company can look
forward to participating in Denim Day
2015 on Wednesday, April 22.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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STSM’s 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was our most successful
yet. More than one thousand community members came together to
raise more than $47,000—double the total from the previous Walk a
Mile! Crowd favorite activities included performances by the Soda City
Cirque, checking out the pink hooves of the Richland County Sheriff’s
Department Mounted Patrol, and massage therapy provided by Tonic
Spa. Join us at the SC State House on Wednesday, April 16, 2015 for
the 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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STSM recognized our 2014 Community Partners of the Year at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. From top left
going clockwise: Tapp’s Arts Center recognized by the Communty Education Department, Guy Bradley
recognized as Board Member of the Year, Ellison Kirby recognized as Volunteer of the Year, Maria
Yturria of Richland County Sheriff’s Department accepting on behalf of Captain Lancy Melton. Other
award recipients included Three Rivers Behavioral Health recognized by the Clinical Department and
Cayce Department of Public Safety recognized by the Crisis Department.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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STSM celebrated the opening of our new office in
Sumter located centrally at 533C Oxford Street.
Our friends and community partners in Sumter
joined STSM staff at the new office on Thursday,
May 28 for an open house. Executive Director
Ginny Waller presented Representative Murrell G.
Smith, Jr. with the 2014 Public Servant of the
Year award at the open house.
On Friday, May 29 the Sumter Sexual Assault
Response Team hosted a press conference at
Tuomey Medical Center to sign the Memorandum
of Understanding. Sumter SART team members
include Shaw Air Force Base, Tuomey Hospital,
the Sumter County Solicitor’s Office, Sumter
County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sumter
Police Department.
Special thanks to the Junior Welfare League of
Sumter for adopting STSM for their provisional
project and decorating our new office!
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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Community members share why they
Start By Believing when they hear
about a sexual assault for the Start
By Believing Campaign. Many
survivors delay asking for help
because they fear that no one will
believe them. Videos and photos
collected during the month of April
were shared on social media.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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On Monday, May 12 Golden Hills Golf and
Country Club hosted The 10th Annual Tee It Up
For STSM. The golf tournament raised more
than $35,000 and brought golfers from around
the country to support STSM’s work to end
sexual violence in our community. Golfers
enjoyed beautiful weather and delicious lunch
donated by Carolina Deli, Firehouse Subs,
Groucho’s, Hooligan’s, Roly Poly, Uno’s Chicago
Grill, and Zaxby’s.
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
Prevention and Education
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By the Numbers
STSM’s Community
Education and
Outreach Program
provides education to
adults and youth in
Richland, Lexington,
Newberry, and
Sumter counties.
From April to June
we completed 147
sessions and
educated 890 youth
and 712 adults.
For more information
or to schedule a
presentation:
Kayce Singletary,
ced@stsm.org
Do You Know How To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse?
All too often, the burden of
preventing child abuse is
placed on children. We tell
them not to talk to strangers,
to stay away from certain plac-
es, or to learn how to say “no”
in a loud and scary voice. But
what if adults took even more
responsibility for ending abuse
in our communities?
Through STSM’s Stewards of
Children program (created by
Darkness to Light), our certified
educators can provide a two-
hour training that can help
adults learn how they can better protect children. Stewards of
Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program
that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to
child sexual abuse.
While all adults can benefit from such training, Stewards of Children
is specially designed for organizations that serve children and youth.
From creating organizational policies that eliminate one-on-one
situations between children and adults to learning how to best
respond to disclosures from children, the program teaches adults a
wide range of best practices for dealing with this difficult topic.
Through the stories and experiences of adult survivors, family
members, and professionals, participants gain the tools and
knowledge to help the children in their own lives.
If you’re interested in learning more about this program or would like
to schedule a training, please contact Kayce Singletary, Community
Education Director, at (803)790-8208 or ced@stsm.org.
*See Page 17 for Five Steps to Protecting Our Children*
School of the
Quarter
Wilson Hall
STSM is excited to forge
a new relationship with
Wilson Hall in Sumter,
SC, where we provided
our six-session YVP
program to the school’s
7th grade girls and boys
last spring.
“The students at Wilson
Hall were so bright and
such great participants.
I loved listening to them
process the topics we
discussed. I was also
incredibly grateful for
the administration and
faculty’s support of our
program, and we can’t
wait to work with them
again in the future.”
~Al exi s St r at t on,
Prevention Education
Coordinator
STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
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Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Survivor Testimonials
“I no longer blame myself for
what happened. We focused
quite a bit on my feelings of
guilt and blame. I’ve learned
that this is something that
takes a long time to heal.”
“I liked that I was getting
homework and feedback that
I could use outside of my
sessions.”
“I liked being able to just
open up to my counselor and
I knew that she’d listen.”
Community Partner
of the Quarter
Eau Claire
Behavioral Health
Eau Claire Behavioral Health
has been an instrumental
organization in helping STSM
to ensure that survivors of
sexual assault receive services
that comprehensively meet
their needs.
STSM frequently refers clients
to Eau Claire for psychiatric
and follow-up services. The
practitioners at Eau Claire
demonstrate a readiness and
willingness to accept and
assist with referrals from
STSM, and STSM frequently
receives referrals from Eau
Claire to participate in our
intensive trauma-focused crisis
and counseling services.
This partnership allows STSM
to dramatically decrease the
likelihood that any survivor will
“fall through the cracks” of the
system and to insure that all
their needs are met as fully as
possible.
Self-Care and Trauma
We are all impacted by the stories we
hear and the stress of caring for
others. Before you hit the point where
you’re feeling overwhelmed and
hopeless, or chronically exhausted, it’s
important to build a routine to help
prevent reaching that breaking point.
One of the first steps STSM staff
members and volunteers practice is
taking five minutes to identify
behaviors that you exhibit when
stressed. Recognizing symptoms of
burn out makes it easier to prevent.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, make
a list of things that you need to deal
with or accomplish. On the other side
of the list make a list of ways you can
deal with the stress and people who
can help you accomplish your goals.
Self-care doesn’t eliminate stress, but
it does make it easier to deal with.
It can be difficult to make time to take
care of yourself, but it’s the most
important tool you can use to stay
healthy and have a balanced life.
If you are a survivor or are helping
someone who is a survivor, you can
make an appointment with a counselor
at STSM to help you create a self-care
plan or you can ask for a referral to
find someone who can help.
A sense of
Personal Control:
Believe in the
connection between
one’s actions and
how one feels.
Healthy Lifestyle
Choices:
Avoidance of
stimulants like
sugar, caffeine,
nicotine, alcohol,
and do exercise and
relaxation each day.
Social Support:
Have relationships in
your personal life
that serve as a
“buffer” when deal-
ing with challenging
times.
Pursuit of
Personally
Meaningful Tasks:
Present and
engaged, not
passive during
challenging times.
Check out the four
main categories of
“stress resistant
persons.”
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it
is incomplete.”
-Jack Kornfield, American Buddhist monk and educator
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STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
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$1,000 AND ABOVE______
SCANA Corporation
SYSTEMTEC, Inc.
Sirius
Randal M. and Jane Senn
Spring Valley Rotary Club
St. Martin's in-the-Fields Foundation
Three Rivers Behavioral
University of South Carolina
VMware
$500 TO $999_____________
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Carolina Care
Jack S. and Tabatha R. Case
Central Carolina Community
Columbia SERTOMA Club
Companion Property & Casualty
Group
Ellen M. Moore and Charles W.
Weston
Morgan Stanley
Push Advocacy
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Women in Law Association
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Anonymous
Chappelle Broome
Enterprise Leasing Company -
Southeast Group
Forest Acres Police Dept.
Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office
Junior Welfare League of Sumter
Matrix Aerospace
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Palmetto Half Marathon
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Charles Appleby
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Paul Bennett
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Phenomenal Women
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"The Coutre Family"
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Anonymous
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St. John's Lutheran Church
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Town of Pine Ridge
Anonymous
Survivors of sexual violence need our help. Please make a secure
online donation to STSM to support survivors of sexual assault
and abuse and to prevent sexual violence in our community, or
mail your tax-deductible check to the following:
STSM
3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29204
CORPORATE PARTNERS__
BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Lexington Medical Center
Palmetto Health
MONTHLY DONORS_____
Debbie Billings & James Thrasher
Jamie Early
Mary Audrey Finazzo
$10,000 AND ABOVE______
Richland County Finance Department
$1,000 AND ABOVE______
Actifio, Inc.
Anonymous
AVSX
BlueCross BlueShield
Boiling Springs United Methodist Church
Blackberry Corporation
Citrix Systems Inc
CSI Leasing
CSX
Pinnacle Consulting
Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation
Greenwood County Community
Foundation
The Five Points Foundations
Forsythe
HP
High Performance Technologies, Inc.
Internetwork Engineering
Henry Moore
Norima Consulting
Newberry County
Palmetto Health
SAP
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STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
$100 TO $249_____________
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Helen Tucker
Walmart
Jeanette D. Walton
Lynda F West
West Metro Chamber of Commerce
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STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and
educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.
UP TO $99_____________
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Anonymous
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Five Steps to Protecting Our Children
(from Stewards of Children)
Step 1:
Learn the Facts
Know what sexual
abuse is, recognize
its prevalence, and
understand how it
occurs.
Step 3:
Talk about It
Have age-
appropriate, open
conversations
about our bodies,
sex, and
boundaries.
Step 4:
Recognize
the Signs
Know the signs of
sexual abuse to
protect children
from further harm.
Step 5:
React
Responsibly
Understand how to
respond to
disclosures,
discoveries, and
suspicions of
sexual abuse.
Step 2:
Minimize
Opportunity
Eliminate or reduce
isolated, one-on-
one situations
between an adult
and child, and
screen those who
care for children in
youth-serving
settings.
Step 4:
Recognize
the Signs
Know the signs of
sexual abuse to
protect children
from further harm.
STSM nominees won four awards at
the South Carolina Coalition Against
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Awards Luncheon on May 22. Pictured
from left to right are Executive
Director Ginny Waller, Jade Reynolds
of The Item, Director of Crisis Services
Melanie Snipes, Eric McFarland of
Tuomey Medical Center, Volunteer
Services Coordinator Sarah Nevarez,
Volunteer Ellison Kirby, and Volunteer
Kim Corley.

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