ONE ACT – Pat Aplevich

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 We are honoured to introduce to you one of our featured readers in the upcoming production “Rage Against Violence”. Pat Aplevich is a long time resident of Kitchener – Waterloo and has contributed in many ways to making our community a kinder, better place to be. As a mother and grandmother, her dedication to caring extends inwards and outwards. She has even been rewarded for her community service several times:  2014 Zonta...

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Cybersecurity & Violence Against Women

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  When we think about cybersecurity, we often think of security from identity theft, fraud, phishing, or hackers who steal passwords and information. But cyber – or online – security has a broader meaning for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Cybersecurity also means personal safety – safety from harm, harassment, and abuse while online. For many survivors, being online can feel unsafe because the abuser or stalker is...

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Women’s Crisis Services Public Education Events

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I recently had the opportunity to be a part of some very interesting public education presentations.  This past year we received some funding from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to educate PSW’s about Domestic Violence and how it relates to seniors.  This was an awesome population to reach out to as PSW’s often meet with seniors in their homes.  Another Outreach Worker and I completed eight presentations at St Louis School within...

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It’s All About Giving Back

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Tracey Harrison is a busy lady raising three teenage daughters, advising clients as a financial planner and still committed to weekly volunteering as an administrative volunteer at Women’s Crisis Services.  She wholeheartedly believes that everyone should volunteer and give back to the community in order to create a strong and vibrant Waterloo Region. When I asked her, how she fits it all in, she confides that it is all about priorities and a...

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Helping to Build Resiliency with our Children

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      Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, cope with significant life changes and the ability to problem solve in helpful and constructive ways.  If we do not have resiliency, then we are more likely to be negatively impacted by upsetting or traumatic life events.  “Resilient children use coping skills that they developed from past experiences to cope better with new situations as they arise”....

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