Are you BOLD enough? Don't miss Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Stalking Incident Logs for Victims
There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men's sexualized violence against women.
It's critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men's sexualized violence against women don't want to know it exists. It's ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it's already happened, how do you help them recover.
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is abundant with opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.
Candlelight Walk 2018 Press Release
If you are a victim of stalking, it can be critical to maintain a log of stalking-related incidents and behavior, especially if you choose to engage with the criminal or civil justice systems. Recording this information will help to document the behavior for protection order applications, divorce and child custody cases, or criminal prosecution. It can also help preserve your memory of individual incidents about which you might later report or testify.
The Stalking Log should be used to record and document all stalking-related behavior, including harassing phone calls, text messages, letters, e-mail messages, acts of vandalism and threats communicated through third parties. When reporting the incidents to Law Enforcement, always write down the officer’s name and badge number for your own records. Even if the officers do not make an arrest, you can ask them to make a written report and request a copy for your own records.
A Simple, Old-School Way to Help
RED BLUFF, CA (September 17, 2018) – Empower Tehama will host their sixth annual Candlelight Walk on October 3, 2018 on the steps of the Historic Tehama County Courthouse (633 Washington Street) in Red Bluff at 7 pm.
REBRANDING PRESS RELEASE
It's often not safe for someone who's being abused to conspicuously seek out resources that could help get them safe. A few minutes in a public restroom stall may be the only private time they get. Access to one of Empower Tehama’s Tear-Off Flyers during those few minutes could be the nudge they need to seek help.
What happened to Alternatives to Violence?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2018
Children and Domestic Violence
As of March 22, 2018, the organization that has been known to Tehama County residents as Alternatives to Violence will now be known as Empower Tehama. We've put together some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our rebranding:
Young Adults and Dating Violence
Domestic violence has serious, lifelong implications for our children’s future health and well-being.
When a child is exposed to the abuse of a parent, the consequences can be serious and long lasting.
What is Domestic Violence?
Abusive relationships have good times and bad times. Part of what makes dating violence so confusing and painful is that there is love mixed with the abuse. This can make it hard to tell if you are really being abused.
Are You In An Abusive Relationship?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive tactics abusers use to obtain and maintain control and power over their partner.
Does your partner:
Act extremely jealous of others who pay attention to you, or use jealousy to justify his/her actions?