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 hurt you if you try to leave…if you want to learn more about healthy intimate relationships – this Deaf Women’s Support Group may be for you.
Deaf Women’s Support Group
Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 PM
Starts December 5, 2006
Email or call DAWN for more information
(Because of confidentiality, location will be given after registration)
24-Hour TTY Hotline: 866-290-DAWN (3296)
Deaf Women and Violence: Sadly, the Deaf community is not immune to violence against women. People magazine’s 1994 article on sexual assaults on the Gallaudet campus points out some of the major issues our community faces concerning violence. These include, but are not limited to, communication and administrative barriers to reporting assaults, fear of tarnishing the image of the Deaf community, and lack of education and awareness for Deaf men and women about sexual assault. You can also check out this link to read more about safety and sexual assault education issues at Gallaudet University.