SANE Program Update

Since the shutdown of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in Niwot at the Child and Family Advocacy Center in 1999, there has been a need in this community for a local SANE Program for survivors of sexual violence. Thanks to the efforts of the Boulder County’s District Attorney’s office, notably Chief Tribal Deputy Katharina […]

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Personal Safety On Campus

A Resource Guide For Personal Safety On Campus For Incoming Freshmen For parents and students, July signals the last full summer month of vacation before taking a large and important step into adulthood: leaving home and attending college, possibly far away from their families. Sadly, the possibilities and realities of sexual violence on campus can […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Peers Building Justice

PBJ Campus Organizers are high school students who are interested in challenging the cultural norms that promote and encourage dating violence and sexual violence. They work to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and oppression in their schools and their communities through a variety of advocacy events and arts-based initiatives. PBJ Campus Organizers complete a Training […]

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SANE Program At Boulder County Hospital

Since the shutdown of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in Niwot at the Child and Family Advocacy Center in 1999, there has been a need in this community for a local SANE Program for survivors of sexual violence. Thanks to the efforts of the Boulder County’s District Attorney’s office, notably Chief Tribal Deputy Katharina […]

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Now Offering: Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace Training

Harassment and bullying impacts more than 53 million American workers in the United States and has costly consequences for organizations. MESA supports the Boulder and Broomfield workforce by providing training to businesses. We teach staff how to identify and respond to sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. This training promotes individual and organizational health. […]

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MESA’s Prevention Team is now certified in Green Dot bystander intervention training facilitation!

As our name suggests, MESA is dedicated to ending sexual assault. This means that we are always looking to improve our prevention programming, staying current with the most effective strategies. In this spirit, Sophia and Amanda, MESA’s two prevention educators attended a 4-day bystander intervention training with Green Dot. etc. this month. Green Dot etc. […]

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Do You Know How to Talk Healthy Sexuality with Your Kids?

Parents from Centennial and Casey Middle Schools do now! Peers Building Justice, MESA’s collaborative program with SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) spent two hours with two groups of parents this April practicing the skills needed to have difficult conversations with teens and pre-teens. The goal of the workshop, designed by Colorado Youth Matter, is […]

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Dear Rape Culture Deniers

Within the last couple of months, anti-rape advocates and organizations have had to address a ludicrous and harmful declaration: that Rape Culture does not exist. RAINN rejected the fact that our society has created a culture that validates and justifies sexual violence while marginalizing and sometimes vilifying survivors for speaking out. Another so-called victim advocacy […]

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Peers Building Justice Youth Showcase

The youth participants of Peers Building Justice will be showcasing the work they’ve done throughout this school year. The high school students, called Campus Organizers, will share individual and group projects to raise awareness of and prevent sexual violence, relationship abuse, and the social injustices that contribute to a culture of violence. “Why do you […]

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Canine Classic

Register to Run (or Walk)! Canine Classic is a dog-friendly 5k run/walk for participants of all ages. (A canine companion is optional.) This is a professionally chip-timed event that can be used as a BolderBOULDER qualifying time. The 2014 event will again have the Canine Carnival, complete with live music from local rock band Last […]

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