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Silence No More is a podcast pertaining to all things domestic violence and sexual assault. Our goal is to educate, bring awareness and help individuals who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This podcast is brought to you by Bolton Refuge House, a domestic violence shelter in Eau Claire, WI. To learn more, visit our website at boltonrefugehouse.org

Silence No More Olivia and Ashley

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Silence No More is a podcast pertaining to all things domestic violence and sexual assault. Our goal is to educate, bring awareness and help individuals who are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This podcast is brought to you by Bolton Refuge House, a domestic violence shelter in Eau Claire, WI. To learn more, visit our website at boltonrefugehouse.org

    Teen Dating Violence Awareness

    Teen Dating Violence Awareness

    On this episode, Nathan talks about teen dating violence.  He brings up some definitions and  statistics about teen dating violence, the impact of these crimes, ways the help survivors, and ways to prevent teen dating violence from happening. 

    If you or someone you know if affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, we encourage you to call our 24/7 confidential hotline. That number is 715-834-9578. If you have any questions or would like to email us, our email is director@boltonrefuge.org

    Thank you so much for your support. 
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    • 19 min
    Self Care

    Self Care

    In this brand new episode in season two two Silence No More, Nathan sits down with a victim advocate from Bolton Refuge House to discuss self care. Self care is an important part of all indvidiual lives, but is especially important for survivors of abuse and those overcoming trauma. In this episode, the two speakers define self care, talk about misconceptions, discuss barriers that people may have, and brainstorm ideas that everyone can use in their own self-care practices. 
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    • 32 min
    Covid 19 and the Judicial System

    Covid 19 and the Judicial System

    Today we explore the changes and challenges that the Judicial System is experiencing due to Covid 19.

    If you or someone you know if affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, we encouraged you to call our 24/7 confidential hotline at 715-834-9578 or email us at director@boltonrefuge.org

    Thank you so much for supporting this podcast, please share with your friends and family and together, we can help break the silence of domestic violence and sexual assault!
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    • 25 min
    What is Marsy's Law?

    What is Marsy's Law?

    At Bolton Refuge House, we have a 24/7 confidential hotline. We encouraged you to give us a call at 715-834-9578 if you are dealing with domestic violence or sexual assault. If you would like to contact us via email, you can contact our director at director@boltonrefuge.org. If you have questions or concerns and would like to learn more about Marsys Law Wisconsin, check out their website at Equalrightsforwi.com. If you want to contact Nela, you can contact her via email at Nkalpic@marsyslaw.us
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    • 35 min
    Homicide Reports

    Homicide Reports

    Sara Krall, with End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Sara writes the homicide report each year for End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. If you would like to review any of the reports, you can go to endabusewi.org.

    If you or someone you know if affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, we encourage you to call our 24/7 confidential hotline. That number is 715-834-9578. If you have any questions or would like to email us, our email is director@boltonrefuge.org

    Thank you so much for your support. 

    Bolton Refuge House 
    Support the show (http://boltonrefugehouse.org)

    • 21 min
    KIDNAPPED: Episode 2

    KIDNAPPED: Episode 2

    Episode two of an incredible story about a women who was kidnapped by her boyfriend. 

    If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation, I want to encouraged you to call our 24/7 confidential hotline at 715-834-9578.

    If you want to tell us your story, email us at director@boltonrefuge.org 

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Scarletmamma2323 ,

Great podcast, but beware CPS!!!

I don’t want to take anything away from what the podcasters are doing, which is highly commendable and obviously coming from a good place. I just listened to the August 2019 episode with the CPS worker.
I do realize that CPS, the agency, the entity, is different in each state, and is made up of individuals, some of whom are good people, some of whom are bad, and some ‘meh’. The individual interviewed sounds like a sincerely well meaning person and if the agency where they are in Wisconsin actually functions the way she describes, then what a relief for folks in that area. Would that it were that way everywhere. Because it’s not. And I wouldn’t want someone listening to this in a different area of the country to hear this and operate under the illusion that CPS will help them and their family, that they have a narrow scope of power, or that if their children talk freely to them without a trusted adult present that it will be a ‘safe place’. In a lot of places, when it comes to domestic violence, as well as other issues like drug addiction or mental health issues, it is NOT true that they don’t ‘want to’ remove children and that it’s the ‘last thing they do’. Most tentacles of this agency are very much ‘take kids and fill in the blanks later’ in their approach. If you fully admit to needing help with an issue like these, they do not believe in keeping families together while parents work in issues like addiction and mental health, and domestic violence victims, even when they are willing and able to leave their abusers, have their children taken, citing their failure to protect evidenced by the fact that they exposed (past tense) their kids to said violence. Do not call CPS unless you are fairly sure that the trauma of what is happening in the home can’t be helped in any other way, AND that the trauma and harm is worse than the harm and trauma that comes from being forcibly separated from your parents and your home and possibly your siblings, possibly forced to change schools, live with strangers, etc etc. Do NOT call them lightly! Their are usually better ways to handle things. Any INFORMED parent would rather be confronted directly with someone’s concerns rather than have CPS called and come into their lives. And parent s out there who do not yet have experience with CPS, keep this in mind if someone in your life expresses concern about a difficult topic: don’t be insulted or defensive. That person likely cares about you not only enough to notice you might be struggling, but to do the hard work of confronting you with their concerns directly instead of calling CPS. React angrily and defensively and next time they might not feel like they can talk to you or someone else I. Their lives that they are concerned about. And community members working together from a place of equality is the way to aid social problems like domestic violence and addiction, not a power grab and legal kidnapping nightmare foisted upon already vulnerable and suffering people by a rusty or old giant machine of an agency with no clear accountability, either as an agency or when it comes to the individuals. That make it up.
Beware CPS!! In most places in the US they will not help you, they will only create a worse nightmare than you could ever imagine.

mypastlife ,

Amazing podcast!

This podcast is so amazing!! Thank you for everything you are doing!!!

roisfan ,

Excellent

Excellent pod cast Ashley and Olivia. Very educational!

I just listened to Tracy talking about Alisha. That’s so sad and I am sorry for your loss Tracy. I am glad you shared this.