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How To Support The Center For Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling And Education

Serendipity , March 3, 2016

For nearly 40 years, the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (“The Center”) has provided victims of sexual abuse in lower Fairfield County and beyond with a safe place to turn for help and has raised awareness about how to prevent these crimes. Through a combination of counseling and education, this nonprofit organization is speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves.

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Ivonne Zucco op-ed: Sexting case scary, but worth understanding

The Advocate , January 30, 2016

When tragedies hit our communities, there are two ways of looking at things. We can sit back and think how terrible it is that this is happening, or we can use the experience as a learning moment and an opportunity to work toward change.

On Jan. 27, news was released about an alarming sexting case at Newtown High School. The story talks about how, in May last year, more than 20 students were involved in the distribution of nude and sexually explicit photographs of classmates.

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Norwalk HS Students Talk About Sexual Assault

It's Relevant , April 9, 2015

Norwalk High School students are standing up and raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“It is so prevalent in our society, and people don’t want to talk about it and that’s part of what we are doing at school – making people realize how much it does happen and how much of a problem it is,” said Rebecca Klein, a sophomore at Norwalk High School.

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Norwalk High Girls Take Steps to Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault

Norwalk Daily Voice , April 7, 2015

Norwalk High School students are standing up and raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Rebecca Gaumerklein and Kassidy Wynne hatched an idea two months ago to raise awareness about sexual assault at Norwalk High School.

This week, the 15-year-old sophomores, with help from The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford…

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The Center Gains Support for Prevention Education Programs

It's Relevant , March 24, 2015

The Center received $2,500 from The Community Fund of Darien this month to support its sexual violence prevention education programs. Over the last year alone, The Center’s sexual violence prevention education programs served over 13,000 people in Lower Fairfield County.

“The Center is excited to partner with The Community Fund of Darien,” Ann McCarthy, Director of Development & Communications at The Center, said in a statement. “We are honored that they see our prevention education program…”

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NCC Forms Partnership with Sexual Assault Crisis Center

The Hour , February 25, 2015

Norwalk Community College and the Center has worked together for a number of years to educate students on sexual violence.

On Tuesday, NCC and the Stamford-based Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling announced a formal partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. Under the agreement, the two will work together to provide trauma services to students and staff members that have experienced sexual violence.

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A Safer World in 45 Minutes

The Advocate , February 21, 2015

While I was meeting with staff members at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education Thursday afternoon, they kept offering reminders of their resolve to keep looking forward. Rather than underscore progress in their mission, they focused on lingering challenges. Rather than dwell on mistakes made by educators during the recent scandal at Stamford High School, they expressed enthusiasm that the school will begin awareness programming with students this week.

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Norwalk Woman Honored for Work at The Center in Stamford

Norwalk Daily Voice , January 12, 2015

Cora Delibertis of Norwalk, a volunteer at The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, received the Outstanding New Adult Individual Volunteer Award from The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut.

Delibertis presented the award at the Stamford Volunteer Recognition Day ceremony Friday at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

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From Victim to Survivor: Using Personal Pain to Help Others, Crisis Volunteer Receives Award

The Hour , January 8, 2015

Cora Delibertis has learned to transform a very painful experience from her past into motivation for empowering others. As a hotline volunteer at the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford, Delibertis counsels sexual assaults victims over the phone and sometimes in-person.

“We are thrilled that Cora was selected for this honor,” said Raquel Lopez, volunteer coordinator at The Center.

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The Center Holds Workshop for Men on Preventing Sexual Violence

It's Relevant , December 19, 2014

It’s a workshop focused on engaging men in preventing sexual violence in their communities, and on Friday The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education held its last one of the year.

This is the second year the Center has provided the statewide training, known as Where Do You Stand? CT. The special program was brought to The Center through a collaboration with the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services and California based organization Men of Strength.

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