Blogs in the Victim Advocacy Services Category

  • 02/16/2016 12:48 am

    5 Myths About Human Trafficking

    In my role with Aspen Victim Advocacy Services, I come across a lot of misconceptions about trafficking and exploitation. Most people are well-meaning, but misinformed about what trafficking means, where it occurs, and who can be a victim. Often I will hear statements like “That doesn’t happen here” or “They chose that job” or “There’s nothing I can do.” To dispel some of these misunderstandings, the following is a list five myths about human tr...

  • 09/24/2015 10:24 pm

    Six Reasons to Become a Victim Advocate Volunteer

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    At Comprehensive Mental Health, Aspen Victim Advocacy Services relies heavily on volunteers.  Not an expert on advocacy? That’s okay! Several times each year, Aspen provides extensive core training for volunteers to prepare them for the important work they’re about to start. Her...

  • 05/04/2015 2:50 pm

    Break the Silence, End Sexual Violence

    High profile disclosures of rape in other communities, however old and seemingly far away, because of the ensuing media attention, affect us right here in Yakima.

    Sexual violence, rape, molestation, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, gang rape, commercial sexual exploitation; is the topic in the news, around the table, in the office. Everyone has an opinion about the allegations, the offender and the victim. Accused rapists include coaches, celebrities, priests, professionals, nei...