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New Birth to Violence Free Living 
Sexual Assault Awareness Month News and Updates
April 2020 | Issue: 18
Life is powerful...Healing is possible...Trauma is Real
Infographic: 6 Guiding Principles To A Trauma-Informed...

Download Infographic PDFCdc-pdf The CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), in collaboration with SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), developed and led a new training for OPHPR employees about the...

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Sexual Assault Prevention Month
You can heal .... with help

Other celebrities who are survivors of sexual assault...
Trauma Informed Care

Texoma Community Center strives to develop and equip all staff with Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) knowledge and competency-based skills in TIC to provide quality health care. Trauma-Informed Care means treating the person as a whole, taking into...

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Healing from trauma can be extremely difficult, but recovery is possible.

I have worked with adult survivors of sexual assault, rape, child sexual assault, date rape, and marital rape. The survivors have reflected all genders, races and various cultural backgrounds... but they all had one thing in common... "A NEED TO BE BELIEVED!"

It is so important for us to believe and listen to survivors. We must hear their pain and provide unconditional love. For me, working as an advocate is like serving as a minister of healing. I am here for survivors from the moment they seek help to the moment they feel help is no longer needed. It is my role to not only offer them choices and services but to also accept the path they choose to take - I move when they move.

Each survivor is different; there is no road-map to healing... only suggestions; and there is no specific time frame for recovery. In my 35+ years of working with survivors, I have learned that trauma is different for each survivor. There are similarities, yet many differences. I am honored when a survivor reaches out for help, that to me shows their strength, not weakness. The strongest individuals I know are those in recovery from trauma.

The Gift of Love is given at all times to everyone! 

Sincerely,
Dr. Patricia Ann Davenport 
Our House, Inc.
锘緾EO/Co-Founder

Pictured above: (Left) Me holding Becky, my sweet service animal; (Right) Mrs. Cassandra Rule, my peer and the Director of The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DAR), under the leadership of Delta Health Alliance. We were at the Purple for Peace Luncheon in Jackson hosted by the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
TV interview from Feb 20, 2014 - We are still serving victims....
We Need To Show Up
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VISION STATEMENT:  A world free of interpersonal violence.

MISSION STATEMENT:  To lead, empower and inspire change by eliminating domestic violence and sexual violence through intervention, prevention, prosecution, victim protection and sustainable restoration in rural communities; and, to enhance the lives of survivors of interpersonal violence by providing services that meet the psychological, spiritual and cultural needs of those we serve.
Co-Authors of this newsletter: Dr. Patricia Davenport, Executive Director; Mrs. Felecia Thomas, Healthy Relationship Director; and Mrs. Dilworth Ricks, Culturally Specific Advocate.