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Owning Your Story and Claiming Your Power: Talking about Domestic Violence and Child Protective Services

For survivors who want to share their stories, and the advocates supporting them, this guide provides inspiration and some things to think about before, during and after talking about experiences publicly.

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WSCADV increases survivors’…

  • Options – to live safely and independently from an abusive partner
  • Freedom – to make their own choices
  • Connection – to be listened to and believed in their communities

We are creating communities where all people can live and love without fear.

We need your help to end domestic & sexual violence. Learn how you can play a role in building a more loving world.

Local domestic violence organizations support survivors across Washington State. Connect with them today.

Concerned about your relationship? There are people available to listen and offer support. Free, confidential, 24/7.

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