As I was contemplating this next blog, I kept thinking of the annoying tulip bulbs that keep popping up every year around this time in front of my house. Despite my effort to rid my flower bed of them, there they are, back with a vengeance.  Whoever planted them before me has given me something that I can’t seem to get rid of.

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Growing-resiliency coverAs a children's advocate I used to tell people what I did and they would get sad for me. I would quickly reassure them that I loved my job because I got to see so much hope and resilience. Every child or teen I met with was amazing in their own way.

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I recently blogged about the sweet and simple 3 guiding principles in the Bringing Hope CSA course. Today, I want to tell you about the uniquely tailored experience that victim service professionals can get from the second new course From Approach to Practice.

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This month the Your Voice, Our Future series continues on the SAAM Blog with a guest post from Alex Leslie and Melinda Evans who believe in amplifying youth voices. 

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“If you want peace, work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI

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This week is an official week of celebration. In the library world, we celebrate April 13-19th as National Library Week. It is a time to celebrate any and all libraries, the NSVRC library included!

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This month the Your Voice, Our Future series continues on the SAAM Blog with a guest post from Martha Marin and George Pritzker of 1in6, Inc. Today’s post discusses supporting male survivors of childhood sexual abuse on college campuses.

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I am so excited for the newest online courses to come out of the Just Rural! Project. Geared toward victim service professionals, they provide excellent foundational information on a trauma-informed response to child sexual abuse. The first course, called Bringing Hope, takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

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This month the Your Voice, Our Future series launches on the SAAM Blog with a guest post from youth activist Erin McKelle.

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This blog post was originally developed for my dear friend at the Resource Sharing Project, who was collecting editorials to submit to Iowa newspapers. When I asked if I could also share it here, she said "Send it to every paper and blog across the land!" With that in mind, if you do decide to share it, please connect back to the source and give credit to Ali Mailen Perrotto and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

To the editor,

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