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#BystanderTipTuesday

Happy ‪#‎BystanderTipTuesday‬!

Tip of the day: One way a bystander can intervene is by delegating. Delegating involves indirectly doing something to help another when there are safety concerns or barriers to helping in another way.

For example, Sam sees someone slip something into their friend’s drink at a local bar. Sam chooses to delegate or get help by telling the bartender about the situation.

Concerned Person’s Support Group Tomorrow Canceled

Attention: The Concerned Person’s Support Group has been canceled for tomorrow night, July 21st. We hope you can join us for the next session of the Concerned Person’s support group on August 18th at 5:00 pm.

Group intakes can be found here: https://cmsac.org/support-groups/

 

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CMSAC Needs Personal Care Items for Clients

Did you know that we provide some personal care items to clients?
 
Many of the clientele CMSAC serves do not have the means to purchase basic necessities. Right now CMSAC is low on the following personal care items: Shampoo, Conditioner, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste, and Toothbrushes! If you are able to donate any of these items, we would be very thankful!

 

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CMSAC Begins #BystanderTipTuesday Social Media Campaign

Happy ‪#‎BystanderTipTuesday‬! CMSAC will now be posting bystander intervention tips on its social media sites every Tuesday!

What is a bystander? A person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.

How can we change this? By making sure it is safe to intervene and then take action when we see something that feels uncomfortable or makes our gut turn.

Stay tuned for more bystander intervention tips next Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter! Until then, check out the yes means yes bystander poster below created by The New School’s yes means yes campaign.

Wanted: Advocates for Survivor Accessibility

CMSAC is coordinating “Advocates for Survivor Accessibility or A.S.A.” meetings to engage our local Saint Cloud area community in a conversation about making crime victim services more accessible to survivors of sexual assault who have disabilities.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group, please call us at (320)251-4357 or email us at cmsac@cmsac.org.

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Sexual Boundaries

Identifying and understanding our personal boundaries is important to help us identify what we are comfortable with when it comes to sexual touch and activity. When someone violates our sexual boundaries, it is sexual violence.

If an intimate partner violates your personal boundaries, your trust in them or their placement on the personal boundaries circle will likely change.

For more information on boundaries, please click here: http://cfjcounseling.com/blog/2015/4/6/boundaries-101-do-you-know-your-boundaries

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Sex Trafficking Happens Everywhere

Sex trafficking happens everywhere. St Cloud, MN averages 40-75 new escort solicitation ads on Backpage.com each week and often has the second-highest number of ads after the Twin Cities.

If you or someone you know has experienced and/or is currently experiencing sex trafficking, CMSAC can help. For more information on CMSAC’s services specific to sex trafficking/exploitation, click here:https://cmsac.org/human-trafficking-services/ or visit our Trafficking/Exploitation Survivor Services tab under Programs and Services.

To see how Washington county, east of the Twin cities, is working to end sex trafficking in their area, please click here: http://kstp.com/news/washington-county-attorney-seeks-to-ramp-up-efforts-stop-sex-trafficking/4166418/?cat=127

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¡CMSAC ahora ofrece sus servicios en español!

 

Servicio y divulgación de la comunidad Chicanx,

Hispanx, Latinx, y Habla Hispana

Evelyn Melendez es hija de padres inmigrantes y esta académicamente capacitada para ser culturalmente sensible. El Centro de Asalto Sexual de Minnesota Central, reconoce la necesidad de aumentar la calidad de las opciones disponibles para las comunidades Chicanx, Hispanx, Latinx, y la comunidad de habla hispana. Evelyn Melendez, se especializa en intervención de crisis, servicios de apoyo para víctimas/ sobrevivientes de violencia sexual, educación de prevención multidisciplinaria para profesionales y estudiantil.  Se puede contactar con Evelyn de las 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. al 320-251-4357 o en cualquier momento por correo electrónico emelendez@CMSAC.org . Evelyn trabaja en colaboración con otras agencias del área para ayudar, y asegurar que las necesidades de los clientes sean cumplidas.

** Si usted está buscando un presentador para su organización o evento contacte a CMSAC.

 

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CMSAC Now Offers Services in Spanish!

Outreach and Advocacy to the Chicanx, Hispanic, Latinx, and

Spanish Speaking Community

Evelyn Melendez is the daughter of immigrant parents and has been academically trained to be culturally sensitive. Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center recognizes the need to increase the quality of options available to the Chicanx, Hispanic, Latinx, and Spanish speaking community. Evelyn Melendez, specializes in providing advocacy, crisis intervention, and support services to victims/survivors of all forms of sexual violence, as well as, awareness primary prevention education to students, Chicanx, Hispanic, Latinx, and Spanish Speaking community members, and multidisciplinary professionals working with this demographic. She can be reached from 8:30 to 4:30 at 320-251-4357 or anytime by email emelendez@CMSAC.org .  Evelyn works collaboratively with other area agencies to help ensure clients’ needs can be met.

**If you are looking for a speaker for your organization or event, please feel free to contact CMSAC.

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