Where’s the Parenting Line Drawn?

Child Protective Services can be a touchy subject for many people. Though the agencies are put in place to ensure safety of children, they are often criticized for overstepping their boundaries and interfering with parenting. These criticisms have been loud and clear in regards to the Naugler family in Kentucky. […]

Victoria’s Secret Helping Moms

This Mother’s Day, Victoria’s Secret employees in Palmdale are making a difference. As a part of Limited Brands (which owns Victoria’s Secret and other companies) Adopt-A-Mom program, employees purchased gifts for mothers who temporarily reside in local shelters and may not be remembered on Mother’s Day. Wild Iris and the […]

CASA Quilters’ and Crafters’ Retreat

Prices and Details: Cost: $225 Deposit: $25 non-refundable. Please make checks to: CASA of the Eastern Sierra PO Box 697 Bishop, CA 93515 Attn: Retreat Accommodations include: Cabins: 2 and 3 bedrooms – each cabin can sleep 6 – 12 persons large furnished living room bathroom with shower cabins have […]

Outside the Ring

Floyd Mayweather’s Violence Extends Beyond His Opponents in the Ring Last year, before the enormous hype of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Daniel Roberts of Deadspin wrote an article called “The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather”. Roberts wrote about Mayweather’s long history of misogyny and domestic violence. However, Roberts stands apart from other […]

Why Art?

Wild Iris is partnering with A Window Between Worlds to use art to transform trauma, creating a life changing space for safety, connection and healing. Through art workshops, survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault express feelings and reclaim their sense of power and self-worth. As they draw, […]

Why Take a Parenting Class?

The Short Answer? Because you are raising a child. Still Want More? Here are 6 other reasons to take a parenting class “Parenting is the most important, and the most difficult, job we will ever have, and that part of tackling any job we consider important and difficult is getting […]

Tax Day Emotions

The Hidden Financial Abuse In the Forbes article, “I’ll Take Care of the Bills, the Slippery Slope Into Financial Abuse” Laura Shin exposes an ugly truth about domestic violence. Many people don’t think of financial abuse when they think of domestic violence, but it is often one of the biggest […]

“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 […]