Monday, March 28, 2016

To Catch a Rapist

In a January 2016 New York Times article, Kathy Dobie provides an in depth look at the way that rape myths hamper investigations of sexual assault. She says: “In a tragic twist, the most likely sexual-assault situations are often the ones most doubted or discounted by law enforcement — assaults involving drugs or alcohol, or those whose victims know their assailant or delay reporting the crime.” Dobie writes about the challenges and accomplishments of a special-victims unit.

Monday, March 21, 2016

That Big Little Word "No"

“Here’s the thing about that big little word, “no”: It makes room. You say no and burn out the underbrush choking your growth. You make space for getting bigger. And you don’t even know how much room you have, how big you can get, until you do.” Read more from Olga Kreimer in the Washington Post “When it came time to defend myself, it was easier to fight than tospeak up.”

Monday, March 14, 2016

Working with Trauma

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine has published Bessel van der Kolk’s  and Ruth Buczynski’s report on Four Concrete Steps for Working with Trauma. See the full report for details. The highlights are:
1.      Self-regulation
2.      Cultivate effective action
3.      Find language for your inner experience 
4.      Engage in rhythmical interaction 

Monday, March 7, 2016

IMPACT Chicago is Looking for New Instructors

IMPACT Chicago is looking for some dedicated, compassionate, and dynamic women and men to join our team. IMPACT Chicago instructors work closely with each other to maintain consistency in our programming and to nurture a strong sense of community. This is not just a job, it’s a commitment to working to end violence and build a non-violent world in which all people can live safely and with dignity. Our instructors are dedicated to creating an environment where program participants can find their power, develop their confidence, and enhance their safety. Being an IMPACT instructor is incredibly rewarding as "graduates" discover their power, build their confidence, and increase their safety tools.  
For information about applying to be a Lead Instructor,  click here.
For information about applying to be a Suited Instructor, click here.