Yearly Archives: 2013

from the heart

Wild Iris is thrilled to introduce From the Heart: Surviving the Abuse, a collection of poems about abuse by Heather C. Marvin. Heather is a survivor of domestic violence and has been involved in Wild Iris’s training in the past. We are proud to support her independence and her artistic […]

Sexual Assault

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nationally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. Sexual assault is any kind of unwanted […]

positive parenting

Unlike the latest electronics gadgets, your child doesn’t come with a how-to manual. And, while it might seem natural that you would automatically know how to parent as soon as your child is born, that’s not always the case. For more on Wild Iris’s parenting and support programs, click HERE. […]


Rape is any kind of sexual intercourse against a person’s will. The California Penal Code says that this can occur because of “force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another” or if a person is unconscious, or prevented from resisting by […]

Marital Rape

It was not until as late as 1993 that martial rape was considered a crime in every state. It was a popularly held view that “real rape” could only be committed by strangers and that forced sex within a marriage was just “wifely duty”. However, marital rape is a very […]