Opinion Editorial written by Sara Barber published 3/31/2023 by The Post and Courier As our state and country experience continued disagreements on which books should be available to children, what topics should be discussed in schools and what curriculum should be taught, we share a deep concern that the trend of increased censorship will not […]View
SCCADVASA News & Updates
Below you will find news and updates from both SCCADVASA and our member organizations. You will also find policy action alerts, legislative updates, monthly newsletters, op-eds, press releases and more.
March 27, 2023 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA), South Carolina’s leading voice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence, launches the “Talk About It” campaign during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2023. SAAM takes place during the month of April to increase public awareness about sexual […]View
SCCADVASA Executive Director Sara Barber was recently featured in CanvasRebel, a publication dedicated to sharing stories that matter. In the story, Sara shares how she got into this work, resilience, and what it takes to succeed in the world of victim advocacy. *Partial excerpt below. As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve […]View
In the October 21, 2022 episode of This Week in South Carolina by SouthCarolinaETV, SCCADVASA Director Sara Barber joins Gavin Jackson to discuss the latest trends when it comes domestic and sexual violence and what South Carolinians can do to help prevent intimate partner violence in the Palmetto State. This episode was filmed and aired […]View
By Nyomi Guzman, Former Prevention and Inclusion Specialist It’s likely that you’ve been told ghosting someone is a bad thing to do, and that it says something about your character if you stop responding to someone. But what about when you need to not talk to someone for your own safety or well-being? Contrary to […]View
By Olivia London, Former Primary Prevention and Specialized Advocacy Coordinator I wanted to go to a Beyoncé concert and I didn’t. Why? I didn’t have a buddy. And all of a sudden there was that just-below-the-surface anxiety that by going into a crowded concert stadium alone I would get kidnapped, dragged into a bathroom, raped, […]View