Heels for Hope by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Counseling Center’s therapist, Sheli Barber of the Bay Area, California, gave the keynote speech supporting victims of sexual assault and abuse at the Heels for Hope event sponsored by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse in Iowa this past weekend. Sheli shared the alarming fact that 99% of sexual assault perpetrators walk free. She also discussed the 19th century origins of …

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Upcoming Conference: Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV)

Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community: ASADV continues to bring attention to the topic of domestic violence and abuse by sponsoring a one-day conference in Rochester, New York, next month. CyberSafety and CyberBullying are among the timely issues that will be covered. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how domestic violence impacts our community and what you …

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Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous Group in Frederick, MD

New Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group: Many Deaf people find it difficult, if not impossible, to find an accessible Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group they can attend for support and encouragement when dealing with alcohol issues. Even if a mostly hearing group provides an interpreter for meetings, the varying quality and consistency of interpreted meetings can be discouraging. Good news for …

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The Cool Factor: Parents of Deaf Teens and Alcohol

Deaf Teens and Alcohol: What Every Parent Needs to Know! TONIGHT Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Maryland School for the Deaf Frederick Campus Ely Building – Seminar room 7 – 9 pm Presenters: Laura Dreany, DASAM and Corporal Tom Johann, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Contact: Cheri Dowling or Pat Timm for registration and more information cad800@aol.com What’s a Parent to Do?: …

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‘Tis Not Always a Joyous Season

A Cause for Concern: Did you know that for women who experience domestic violence, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most dangerous time of the year? Not only do reports of domestic violence increase during the holidays, but the very nature of the violence itself tends to be especially vicious and harsh this time of year. Holiday-related stress, …

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Deaf Women’s Support Group

Coming Next Month: ASC’s licensed psychotherapist, Sharon Duchesneau, will be leading another Deaf Women’s Support Group in Washington D.C. The group is sponsored by DAWN: Deaf Abused Women’s Network. If you are a woman currently in an abusive relationship (including emotional, physical, financial, or sexual abuse) or have experienced an abusive relationship in the past…if your partner is threatening to …

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Mental Health Interpreting Institute

Great Opportunity: Coming up next month is the Montgomery, Alabama, Mental Health Interpreting Institute 2006. Scheduled for September 12-17, this 40-hour conference offers intensive training in mental health interpreting with Deaf clients, a must for any interpreter or other professional, Deaf or hearing, who works with Deaf clients and professionals in mental health settings. We heard from a past Institute …

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Kudos to a Deaf Professor

An Inspiration in Our Field: A warm congratulations goes out to Dr. Irene W. Leigh, who is this year’s recipient of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Larry Stewart Award. Dr. Stewart was a well-known Deaf psychologist and professor. The award, presented every two years, honors an individual in the field of psychology, whose research, theory, or practice, reflect Dr. Stewart’s …

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