Monthly Archives: March 2015

“No” Is A Complete Sentence

And Other Take-Aways From the UVA Rape Investigation The New York Times article announcing the outcome of the police investigation of an alleged gang rape that occurred on the campus of the University of Virginia stated that students on campus “simply wanted life to return to normal.” If “normal” means […]

A Window Between Worlds

Using Art for Healing A new group meeting Tuesdays at 5:30pm beginning April 21 A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit program dedicated to using art as a healing tool to empower and transform individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma. The weekly workshops will be a place to […]

Red Cross Ready

What Does it Mean to Be Prepared? This week Wild Iris staff participated in an American Red Cross Training to become certified in First Aid and CPR. We also took a course in Preparedness- or, how to be ready for a disaster. The most important aspects of preparing for a […]

Is Child Abuse Making Adults Sick?

Can a history of child abuse cause health problems into adulthood? NPR reports this week that it’s a real possibility. Dr. Vincent Felitti, a preventive medicine specialist in San Diego, has released data from a study called “ACE” or “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” The study surveyed over 17,000 people on trauma […]

5 Reasons to Get Certified

Wild Iris is offering a Certification Training Course beginning October 26 that will enable participants to work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The training is completely free for those who wish to volunteer Wild Iris for 6 months, and only $40 for material if you don’t wish […]