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A Lansing organization that supports domestic violence and sexual assault survivors has opened a second location.


On this week's Current State: how the Larry Nassar & Flint Water Crisis are now part of the Michigan governor's campaigns; how the political marriage gap is closing; enthusiasm among young voters; resources for sexual assault victims triggered by Dr. Ford's testimony; grey wolves relocated in the UP; and a movie cameo by the Jackson Symphony music director.


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Beginning Mon., Apr. 2, WKAR NewsTalk presents Criminal Sexual Conduct: What Needs To Change? in four daily one hour installments from 11am-noon, through Thu., Apr. 5 on  NewsTalk AM 870/105.1 FM.

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On this week's Current State: WKAR Connects, a series of stories looking at local organizations who offer support for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse; two MSU students who created a teal Facebook frame to show support for sexual assault survivors; a conversation with East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows; a concert and album release from the MSU graduate group Mirabai; and conversation and song with comedic singer-songwriter Wally Pleasant.


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Equality Michigan is known for working with the legislature to pass laws. But the organization also helps members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities who are sexual assault and domestic violence... especially when survivors say their assaults have not been taken seriously by law enforcement.


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Two Michigan State University students showed their support for sexual abuse victims and survivors of Larry Nassar's assaults in a way you can download on Facebook. 


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Mar 8, 2018
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.

 

With a combination of effective counseling and support from parents or caregivers, children can and do recover from these experiences.

For today’s edition of WKAR Connects, we look at Small Talk, a local organization that’s been working to provide child victims of sexual and domestic abuse the resources they need to heal since 2011.


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This week we’re looking at local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence in a series called WKAR Connects. Our hope is that by highlighting these groups, we can connect our listeners who need help to the resources they need.

Today WKAR’s Katie Cook talks with Tashmica Torok, Founder and Executive Director of The Firecracker Foundation. Torok begins by explaining what services the organization offers.

 


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Mar 6, 2018
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In February, Lansing police responded to 95 calls for domestic violence and nearly 20 calls for sexual assault. According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, two-thirds of sexual assaults are NOT reported to authorities.
 

Those are the facts. Now let’s talk about how to get help. This week we’re bringing you a series called “WKAR Connects,” where we let you know about local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence.


The first one we look at is End Violent Encounters, also known as EVE. WKAR’s Katie Cook spoke with Executive Director Erin Roberts.


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In February, WKAR Public Media launched WKAR Connects, a new multiplatform community service campaign that strives to connect the community with local resources and services on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and much more.

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Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is a private non-profit organization that provides support services to women in the Lansing area and since opening in 2005, the Women’s Center has served more than 7,500 women.

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Feb 19, 2018
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Small Talk is where children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse are interviewed and offered therapy at no cost.

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The Firecracker Foundation honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being.

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End Violent Encounters (EVE) is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, while empowering the community through education and awareness.