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What is Intimate Partner Violence?

By |2024-04-04T13:20:30-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is violence or aggression that occurs in a close relationship. The term “intimate partner” includes current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV can vary in frequency and severity and occurs on a continuum, ranging from one episode that might or might not have a lasting impact, to chronic and severe [...]

What is Sexual Violence?

By |2024-04-04T13:17:37-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Sexual violence is sexual activity when consent is not obtained or freely given. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is a serious public health issue in the U.S. that impacts survivors' lifelong health, opportunity, and well-being. Sexual violence is a widespread crime suffered worldwide by individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, [...]

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

By |2024-04-04T13:14:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Hope. Healing. Empowerment. Trauma is the emotional response when an injury overwhelms us. The injury could be physical, sexual or emotional. Some of the most common traumatic events include: Physical assault Sexual assault, including childhood sexual abuse Verbal assault Being threatened with physical or sexual assault Witnessing violence against others Long-term neglect in childhood [...]

Summit County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

By |2021-02-11T18:13:01-05:00January 26th, 2021|

  Mission:  The Summit County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a group of allied experts committed to enhancing the health and healing of victims/survivors impacted by the crime and trauma of sexual violence while heightening community awareness and facilitating offender accountability. Members: Akron Children’s Hospital C.A.R.E. Center Akron Children’s Hospital Police Department Akron Police [...]

Building Resiliency: Surviving Generational Trauma

By |2020-10-29T11:22:53-04:00October 22nd, 2020|

Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center Presents Building Resiliency: Surviving Generational Trauma December 10, 2020 | 8:30-4:30 PM | Virtual Conference through Zoom   Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center is excited to present our first all-day training conference. Please join us to learn more about the impacts of generational trauma on survivors of intimate [...]

October Virtual Training Events

By |2020-09-17T10:51:46-04:00June 26th, 2020|

Intimate Partner Violence 101 - Wednesday, October 14 | 10:00-11:30 AM * This training has been approved by the SOH, CSWMFTB for 1.5 CEs for counselors and social workers. On average, 24 people per minute experience violence from an intimate partner in the United States (thehotline.org). This presentation will provide an overview of intimate partner violence, [...]


By |2020-06-12T15:30:16-04:00June 11th, 2020|

The Hope and Healing Podcast is a One-Stop-Shop for all things H&H! We wanted our audience to have access to popular discussion topics from self care, mental health, and cultural competency to underserved populations, resources in Summit and Medina counties, and Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness. With the H&H Podcast, listeners can learn [...]

Analyzing the Complexity of being a Latin American Immigrant in the U.S. and Understanding the Relationship and Effects on Mental Health

By |2020-05-27T14:08:11-04:00May 27th, 2020|

Sydney Sines As we continue to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share and explain how being in immigrant in the U.S. often creates more barriers to receiving help when survivors find themselves within abusive relationships. To provide clarity with a shared definition in the interest of this blog, the term [...]

Mask Requirements during COVID-19 Bring Challenges for Survivors of Strangulation

By |2020-05-05T14:00:13-04:00May 5th, 2020|

Ashley Kline, LPCC-S, Clinical Services Supervisor As states move forward with plans for re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that facial masks will be required by work places, as well as in different private businesses and public spaces. Face masks have been identified as a critical tool in fighting the virus, however, masks are [...]


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