Arizona is the First Start by Believing State!
4/16/2014
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There is no shame when your loved one dies. When your car is stolen. When you’re diagnosed with cancer. Friends and loved ones gather around you for support. They don’t blame you for "bringing it on yourself."


It should be the same with sexual violence. But all too often, survivors who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. This needs to change.


Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.


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  • My name is Meghan Daun. I am a para-professional counselor. I work with LGBTQ youth 13-24. Also with Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and youth that need someone to talk with. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is CC Paul. I am an advocate & ally for my brothers and sisters that have endured such a horrific crime. You are not alone. We believe in you & we are here for you When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Jessica Armstrong. I am a Sex Offense Detective. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Selena Rachelle. I am a counselor at a rape crisis center. I see the damage done to women when they reach out for help & find none. Believing is the first step to healing. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Debbi Robison. I am a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Carrie. I am a sexual violence victim advocate. My goal is to help my community to know that "rape" is something to talk about. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Jacqueline Manley. I am the Director of DV & SA Programs. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Eileen Grady. I am a SANE and a mother of a victim of sexual abuse who is now a strong, compassionate young woman who has helped many by being open about her experience. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Alice V. Sheridan. I am a prosecutor. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
  • My name is Deborah O'Dell. I am a social worker. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.
    
Start by Believing campaign proudly brought to you by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).
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