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Light Up the Lotus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can make life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $5,000 in 19 days!    “A ‘Thank you’ cannot express the gratitude I feel for all of the amazing love and support that Safe Connections continues to provide me, my mommy, and our family. We all have an opportunity Read More…

August 7th, 2018
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Get to Know Prevention Educator Natalie

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Prevention Education at Safe Connections is celebrating it’s 30th birthday in 2018, so we wanted to give our readers an inside take on what it’s like to be a prevention educator here at Safe Connections. We interviewed Natalie, a prevention educator who has worked with Read More…

June 22nd, 2018

Life After Wanting to Die

Young, Smart, Privileged…and Suicidal June 22, 2018, St. Louis, MO Words by Rachael Krajewski   The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why recently debuted its second season, shining the public spotlight on teen suicide. The show does a lot of things. Not all of them are great. On the upside, the show brings suicide into mainstream discussion. Read More…

May 25th, 2018
Posted in Teen

Get to Know Teen Therapist Latricia

Safe Connections Staffer Highlight May 25, 2018, St. Louis, MO—Blogger Lisa Simani caught up with Safe Connections super-busy (always out in the field helping a teen) therapist Latricia to find out a little bit about what exactly a Safe Connections therapist does for teens. Here’s how the conversation went: Q: Why did you get into Read More…

February 13th, 2018

Raise Awareness of Teen Dating Violence in February #TDVM

Feb. 13, 2018, St. Louis, MO—For young people, the teenage years are a time of exploration, navigating the gap between childhood and young adulthood. There are new responsibilities, pressures, and experiences. Romance and dating relationships are a part of this unique phase of life. However, these same relationships can change dramatically with the onset of Read More…

June 20th, 2017
Posted in Prevention, Teen

Meet Roosevelt Gilmore, Prevention Educator for Guys Groups

Where did you go to school, and what did you study? I attended Florida International University (FIU) and majored in Psychology. What do you love about working at Safe Connections? I like the importance of self-care that is promoted at Safe Connections. It’s good to come to work and know that your health is valued Read More…

May 12th, 2017

13 Reasons Why Not

The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has been stirring up controversy ever since it’s release. Some experts are saying that its graphic displays of suicide and rape are not only triggering, but dangerous, especially considering the target audience is young adults. Please use self-care when choosing what TV shows and movies to watch. Stories of Read More…

February 4th, 2016

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I didn’t realize just how many people my age were in unhealthy relationships. Young women ages 16-24 Read More…

January 19th, 2016

Yoga For Teens

Have you been looking for a chance to get your namaste on? We are super excited to announce that we are bringing back our trauma-informed yoga group for teens. Trauma affects how survivors experience their bodies, and can make it difficult to feel at rest. Yoga can help you reconnect with your body as well as Read More…

December 18th, 2015
Posted in Teen

Instagram with #SafeConnections!

Recently, our prevention educators had some students show their love for Safe Connections on Instagram. By talking about what healthy masculinity means to them, they could show what they learned through our prevention education programs, and express themselves outside of society’s typical gender stereotypes. Follow along and join in on the conversation with the hashtags #SafeConnections, Read More…