We believe that true justice isn't only an idea or concept: it's a behavior. Changing behavior can take time, but small steps lead to giant justice. While our mission is to end sexual violence in society, we recognize that intersections of identities and experiences contribute to a culture of interconnected violence and oppression. Join us every month for a thoughtful dive into an element of culture that could benefit from a few healthy adjustments. Making Adjustments is an official podcast of Sexual Assault Counseling & Information Service. To learn more, visit www.sacis.org.
Coping with Trauma: Sexual Assault, Body Image, & Disorderly Eating
24:25TW: This episode contains conversations around sexual assault, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Please consider your mental wellbeing before listening. Join us as we sit down with our Spring 2023 intern, Kyah to define trauma and draw the line between helpful and destructive coping skills. Resources Mentioned: Cordero, E. D. (2020). Sexual assault and emotional eating among Latino college students. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 21(2), 327–332. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000244 Schechter M.D., J. O., Schwartz M.D., H. P., Greenfeld M.D., D. G. (1987). Sexual assault and anorexia nervosa. https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-108X(198703)6:2<313::AID-EAT2260060214>3.0.CO;2-P Learn more about SACIS and the services we offer on our website www.sacis.org
5:39We're taking a break from our regular long-format podcast episodes this month to provide a few moments of encouragement to survivors of sexual violence everywhere. We are always here for you; there is healing on the horizon. Learn more at www.sacis.org Follow us on social media! https://linktr.ee/sacis
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Familial Human Trafficking
32:29January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Join us for a conversation with Leisl Wingert, of SIU School of Medicine, where we discuss familial-based trafficking and the connection between drug endangered children. For more on the SIU School of Medicine, click here. For statistics on DEC and familial trafficking, click here. To learn more about SACIS/CAISA services, visit our website, www.sacis.org.
What is McKinney-Vento?
24:22Hello and welcome back to the SACIS podcast, Making Adjustments! Join us as we speak with guest, Teresa Metzger of ROE #11 about her role as Area 4 McKinney-Vento lead liaison and the stigmas and effects homelessness can have on youth. For more information on the resources mentioned, check out the ROE #11 website: https://roe11.org/about/homeless/ Learn more about SACIS and the services we offer at www.sacis.org.
Feminist Friday: Mary Shelley
1:04:18Welcome to the second installment of Feminist Friday and Happy Spooky Season! Today we are back with resident history buff, Rachel, to discuss the "Queen of the Goths," Mary Shelley! Buckle up because this is a wild episode with some crazy turns and haunting twists. Don't forget to subscribe and read the Feminist Friday blog!
Is Sexual Violence a Public Health Issue?
27:27Today we're joined by our intern, Kinsey, to have a discussion about sexual violence as a public health issue: is it one? how is it similar or different from other public health issues? Listen now to find out! To learn more about SACIS and topics mentioned in this episode, head to our website: www.sacis.org
Is Social Media Safe? Grooming, Faith's Law & More
18:35One of the most common questions we get from parents, educators, and community members is how to keep kids and teens safe on social media! Today we talk about practical tips you can use to keep your child safe, as well as define and explore grooming and Illinois' new law aimed at keeping kids safe. Mentioned in this episode: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/03/01/surge-of-200-in-use-of-instagram-to-target-and-abuse-children/?sh=2f63bdb659c4 https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/what-is-omegle-what-parents-need-to-know/#:~:text=Risk%20of%20sharing%20or%20viewing,%2C%20so%20please%20be%20careful.%E2%80%9D https://www.biometrica.com/icmec-online-grooming/ https://www.sacis.org/services/community-outreach-and-education/
Feminist Friday Episode 1: Sojourner Truth
40:10Welcome to the first installment of a fun new quarterly podcast special- Feminist Friday- featuring Rachel Carter of CAISA! Each episode will highlight a feminist throughout history who's life made an impact on human rights and the movement for equality. This episode highlights activist and speaker, Sojourner Truth. Read the adjacent episode blog here and click the link below to learn more about Sojourner Truth. https://www.thesojournertruthproject.com/ Check out other SACIS podcast content here.
Pride Month & PFLAG
18:55Happy Pride Month! Today we are back and speaking with Sam McCullough of SACIS and PFLAG Charleston about how anyone can get involved in Pride or connect with other activists in the movement, the importance of community groups for LGBTQ+ folk, local resources such as PFLAG, and what we should and shouldn't do as allies.
13:12Catch up with SACIS! In lieu of our regular content, we are coming to you today with some updates from our agency. Tune in to hear this conversation with Senior Director, Stephanie Anderson ([email protected]) and learn about all the new and exciting things happening at SACIS.