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Who does Abuse Affect?
ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM! Victims can be of any age, sex, gender identity, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Many victims of abuse experience shame, and will avoid the subject or even find ways to justify it or mask it. The abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, financial or any combination thereof.
Domestic Violence
Sexual Assault
Child Abuse
Teen Dating Violence
Substance Abuse and Violence

20 Ways of Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

1. The Child Help USA Hotline offers 24-hour crisis telephone assistance for individuals under stress. Telephone counseling is available in 140 languages 800-422-4453. 2. Organizations such as Parents Anonymous offer self-help groups for parents seeking support and positive parent strategies at 3. Child Abuse Prevention Councils or Family Resource […]

20 Facts About Child Abuse & Neglect

1. Child abuse or neglect is a crime. 2. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law (Penal Code sections 11164-11174.3) may be accessed here 3. Child abuse and neglect affect children of all ages, races, and incomes. 4. Instances of suspected abuse or neglect should be reported to Child […]

Supervised Visitation

Supervised Visitation Monitor Training Are you looking to create a part-time career and be a service to children? You might consider becoming a Professional Child Visitation Monitor. Wild Iris Family Counseling & Crisis Center is offering an in-house training program for individuals interested in becoming supervised visitation monitors. Applicants who […]

Violence and the Holidays

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: A Survivor’s Guide by Nancy Vega, MA, LPC The holidays are often thought of as the best time of the year. It is a time for loved ones, celebration, and joy. However, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a very dark and […]

“Does that really happen here?”

It is the number one question that is asked. The Eastern Sierra is a beautiful place and people come from all over the world to enjoy it. This is not Los Angeles, New York or another large urban area. We don’t have crime, right? Sometimes it’s hard to believe that […]

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 […]