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Posts Tagged ‘VictimsofCrime’

Grieving Youth Returning to School

Written by: Katy Percini, MA, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist Heading back to school after the summer break can be an exciting time for many students. For others, returning to school can cause anxiety, depression, and stress. When a child is grieving the death of a loved one, returning to school can be even more difficult.…

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy….Part 1 of the Symptoms of Stress

Written by: Julie Thomas, Director of Victim Services and Training Are you a worrier?  That is a question I ask participants in my Emotional Wellness classes that I teach for VSS.  Inevitably many slowly raise their hands, some blurt out, “Oh Yes!” “Are you kidding?” “Lifelong worrier.”  Worrying in this day and age almost seems to…

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Fourth of July: Triggers

Written by: Kimi Nolte, MPH, MSW, Lead Victim Services Coordinator On the fourth of July, most people look forward to the BBQs, firework displays and spending time with their loved ones. However, the holidays can be difficult for a number of reasons, especially if you and your family experienced a traumatic loss. Today, we’d like…

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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual event where communities across the country connect with law enforcement. The focus of National Night Out is to get neighborhoods actively involved in preventing crime in their community. At National Night Out, you will be able to visit tables for various community organizations and interact with your local first…

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The Myths & Facts of Stalking

Written by: Maia McCoy, MSW, Victim Services Coordinator Myth #1: Stalking happens only between intimate partners. Fact: It is true that overwhelmingly, stalking victims are stalked by an intimate partner. 44% of male victims and 61% of female victims are stalked by an intimate partner. However, many stalking cases occur between acquaintances. What this means…

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Managing Triggers

Written by: Maia McCoy, Victim Services Coordinator The word “trigger” has become so ubiquitous in our vernacular that it has lost meaning. “Trigger” is used when one’s buttons are pushed, when one is vexed, frustrated, or fed up. “I was so triggered.” However, many annoyances do not rise to the level of trauma, and by…

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Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Brigitta Ellwein, King County Victim Service Coordinator, for being nominated by her peers, as the Victim Support Services Employee of the Year, 2017! This is an award that is provided by co-workers to the team member whom they believe contributed significantly to the agency’s good work in the community throughout the year. Brigitta has…

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2018 VSS Furry Friends Calendar

VSS is launching their first ever calendar for 2018! The calendar is filled with pictures of the VSS staff’s pets. As well, the calendar has VSS events and National Days relating to victims of crime. This calendar is part of our 2017 Year-End-Campaign. What does this mean? If you make a donation of $50 or…

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June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#WearOrange on June 2nd!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23f79838″ google_fonts=”font_family:Dosis%3A200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row] On January 21st, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old high school student from the south side of Chicago, marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed. Orange is the color a group of Hadiya’s friends chose to wear to remember her life.…

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