SANE of Otero & Lincoln County

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County SANE = Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. 24 Hr. Hotline (575) 430-9485

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners provide sexual assault exams at no cost to the victim. We can provide medical care, medications to prevent STI's and resources to help you in your recovery.

04/15/2019
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
04/10/2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

COPE  Center of Protective Environment
04/08/2019

COPE Center of Protective Environment

The Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

This week, the House passed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2019, a five-year reauthorization introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), with bipartisan support. The Violence Against Women Act first became law in 1994 and was reauthorized with strong, bipartisan support in 2000, 2005, and 2013. Here’s a look at how the legislation prevents domestic violence and ensures survivors have the resources to recover and seek justice:

The VAWA Reauthorization of 2019 is a five-year reauthorization that strengthens existing law and makes critically important improvements based on feedback from VAWA service providers and program beneficiaries. VAWA 2019:
• Enhances judicial and law enforcement tools and safeguards the Office on Violence Against Women at the DOJ.
• Expands STOP grants to include further community resources to respond to incidences of domestic violence.
• Addresses bullying, supports prevention education for students, and expands training for campus health centers.
• Updates the SMART Prevention Program to, in part, engage men and boys in preventing violence.
• Supports training in early childhood programs on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
• Preserves and expands housing protections for survivors.
• Reauthorizes the National Resource Center on Workplace Responses, protects employees from being fired because they are survivors, and protects survivors’ eligibility for Unemployment Insurance.
• Addresses “intimate partner” homicides by prohibiting persons who are convicted of dating violence or misdemeanor stalking, or are subject to ex parte protective orders from possessing firearms.
• Protects Native American women by improving tribal access to federal crime information databases and reaffirming tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and trafficking for all federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives.
Since its enactment nearly 25 years ago, VAWA has historically enjoyed bipartisan support:
• 1993 House Passage: 172 Republicans voted YES
• 1994 House Conference Report Passage: 46 Republicans voted YES
• 2000 House Reauthorization Passage: 206 Republicans voted YES
• 2000 House Reauthorization Conference Report Passage: 187 Republicans voted YES
• 2005 House Reauthorization Passage: 225 Republicans voted YES
• 2013 House Reauthorization Passage: 87 Republicans voted YES
Advocacy groups voiced strong support of this latest reauthorization of VAWA:

National Task Force To End Sexual And Domestic Violence: “[The] bill makes important investments in prevention, a priority identified not only by people who work with victims and survivors daily but also by the bipartisan Women’s Caucus. Providing resources to implement evidence-based prevention programming makes our communities safer and, ultimately, saves taxpayer money.” [Letter, 3/11/19]

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: “H.R.1585 is a modest reauthorization bill that includes narrowly focused enhancements to address gaps identified by victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the people who work on the ground with them every day.” [Blog, 3/27/19]

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: “VAWA has increased the accessibility of resources for LGBTQ programs, and established opportunities for other programs to… better serve LGBTQ survivors... [The bill] affirms current protections for LGBTQ and other underserved communities...” [Statement, 3/8/19]

NAACP: “This legislation not only gives necessary funding increases to NAACP-supported Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs, but it also makes modest yet vital enhancements to existing law…” [Statement, 3/31/19]

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and Casa de Esperanza: “Since the enactment of VAWA in 1994, and during each subsequent reauthorization…Congress has continued to support and improve protections for survivors in a bipartisan manner…Therefore, it would not be acceptable to merely maintain the status quo with a straight reauthorization…nor would it be acceptable to try to undermine current protections and reduce access to safety and justice…” [Letter, 1/1/19]

02/26/2019
02/01/2017

Representative Yvette Harrell has informed me that funding for sexual assault programs has been Restored! A million thanks to everyone who helped!

Come out and see us at the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff. Alameda Park 11/12/16.And get your raffle tickets to suppo...
11/12/2016

Come out and see us at the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff. Alameda Park 11/12/16.
And get your raffle tickets to support the SANE program!

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County
09/20/2016

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County

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09/20/2016

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Testifying in Lincoln County!
09/22/2015

Testifying in Lincoln County!

One Million Vaginas
09/07/2015

One Million Vaginas

"Not for you." #Feminism #Patriarchy #RapeCulture

Mobile Uploads
08/14/2015

Mobile Uploads

08/03/2015
Otero County Community Health Council & Behavioral Health LC 12

SANE is a member of the Otero County Community Health Council. It's been a really great place to get the message out about the services we provide.

Tomorrow, August 4 at noon is the August Health Council/Behavorial Health LC 12 monthly meeting! Please come out and see what your community is doing to positively impact health and wellness in Otero County. 1900 10th St.

Trafficking is a major issue everywhere, but especially along the border regions.
07/28/2015

Trafficking is a major issue everywhere, but especially along the border regions.

Donate today and help us in our mission to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. bit.ly/GEMSDONATE

Featuring a story about our very own SANE program, written by Amy Rivers. On Sale Today! !!
07/20/2015

Featuring a story about our very own SANE program, written by Amy Rivers. On Sale Today! !!

Mobile Uploads
07/20/2015

Mobile Uploads

Equal Rights for All.
07/12/2015

Equal Rights for All.

Learning how to have clear, concise conversations needs to be encouraged and practiced. SEX IS EVERYWHERE. We need teach...
07/06/2015
Stop Using Metaphors To Talk About Sexual Consent Because It Really Isn't That Complicated

Learning how to have clear, concise conversations needs to be encouraged and practiced. SEX IS EVERYWHERE. We need teach how to have our voices, and our children's voices be heard!

Over the last couple of years, the very serious problem of rape culture has come into the national focus, and frank conversations are being had about what is sexual consent. To this end, programs have been popping up in schools (both in college and the lower grades) that seek to educate students

Words have power behind them.  The word sex does imply consent.  Rape does not.
06/11/2015

Words have power behind them. The word sex does imply consent. Rape does not.

It's either #Sex or #Rape. #Consent

PTSD affects many survivors of sexual assault.
06/08/2015

PTSD affects many survivors of sexual assault.

June is PTSD Awareness Month: Survivors of sexual violence may experience post-traumatic stress disorder, but help is available. We’re here if you need to talk: online.rainn.org

Sometimes when you work in the realm of sexual assault, the assumption is made that we are anti-sex, but, I think, the o...
06/03/2015
Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex-Ed Today

Sometimes when you work in the realm of sexual assault, the assumption is made that we are anti-sex, but, I think, the opposite is true. It would be nice to move the message towards sex-positive experiences and behavior and, always, Yes means Yes!

Sex education conjures images of teenage giggles and discomfort. But Bronx-based teacher Lena Solow is more than happy to talk about the topic.

Tomorrow, Tuesday  from 4pm-6pm, SANE of Otero & Lincoln Counties will be having an Open House.  SANE stands for Sexual ...
04/27/2015

Tomorrow, Tuesday from 4pm-6pm, SANE of Otero & Lincoln Counties will be having an Open House. SANE stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Everyone is Invited!!! We are having an Open House at SANE next Tuesday for the community! If you have a few spare moments between 4pm-6pm, stop by and see us!

Everyone is Invited!!!  We are having an Open House at SANE next Tuesday for the community!  If you have a few spare mom...
04/21/2015

Everyone is Invited!!! We are having an Open House at SANE next Tuesday for the community! If you have a few spare moments between 4pm-6pm, stop by and see us!

This right here.... consent...a resounding and enthusiastic YES!!
04/20/2015
SL Letter of the Day: Too Fast

This right here.... consent...a resounding and enthusiastic YES!!

Originally posted on May 23, 2012. I'm a 17-year-old girl and, in most aspects, I'm confident with myself, my identity, and my body. Earlier this year, I met a girl. She had some serious drama at home and needed to get out of her house, so I let her stay at mine. Things went a LOT further than I was…

Some Zumba here at Take Back the Night!
04/18/2015

Some Zumba here at Take Back the Night!

Come to Take Back the Night!!!  Going on now!  Tay's Center!
04/17/2015

Come to Take Back the Night!!! Going on now! Tay's Center!

Tomorrow is the 9th Annual Take Back the Night...come out and support this amazing event!  SANE will be there and we hav...
04/16/2015

Tomorrow is the 9th Annual Take Back the Night...come out and support this amazing event! SANE will be there and we have goodies to give to people, as well! Hope to see you all there, it's going to be a fun, powerful and inspiring event!

04/06/2015
Otero County Community Health Council & Behavioral Health LC 12

I will be speaking tomorrow at the monthly Health Council Meeting!

Don't forget, tomorrow is April's Health Council Meeting at noon at La Frontera. There will be a presentation on SANE of Otero & Lincoln Counties and an update from the most recent Legislative session in Santa Fe! Lunch will be provided. Bring a friend!

Some positive on this beautiful Saturday morning!
03/28/2015

Some positive on this beautiful Saturday morning!

A village in rural India has started a new tradition to honor girls -- every time a girl is born, 111 trees are planted in celebration on the village commons! The village is located in the state of Rajasthan, a region with such a strong preference for boys that the sex ratio is now skewed to 928 women for every 1000 men. The village of Piplantri, whose tree-planting project has transformed it into a green oasis with a quarter of a million new trees planted over the past six years, is leading the way on changing attitudes on how girls are valued.

The initiative was started by the former village head, Shyam Sundar Paliwal, in memory of his daughter Kiran who died in 2007. In addition to tree-planting, the community also makes a collective investment in their girls. When a girl is born, parents sign an affidavit agreeing to educate their daughter and not to marry her until she reaches the legal age. In return, the whole community contributes to her future financial well-bring: the villagers donate 21,000 Rupees ($335) to the parents’ contribution of 10,000 Rupees ($160), all of which is deposited in a bank account that cannot be accessed until the girl turns 20 years old.

Over the six years the program has been going on, the impact on the village of 8,000 has been dramatic. In addition to making the area around the village lush and green, it has also brought economic and social benefits to the community as a whole. To help protect the trees from insects, the villagers have planted over 2.5 million Aloe vera plants around them which they now harvest sustainability to produce a variety of Aloe-based products for sale. And, most importantly, in a region with a deeply entrenched preference for boys, Piplantri is showing how honoring girls not only empowers girls and women, it uplifts entire communities.

To read more about Piplantri's innovative program to celebrate girls in the IB Times, visit http://bit.ly/1btMGy3

For a lovely picture book about the true story of how one woman helped transform San Diego from a desert town into a garden-filled city, we highly recommend "The Tree Lady" for ages 4 to 9 at http://www.amightygirl.com/the-tree-lady

To introduce children to an inspiring role model whose work helped empower thousands of women and led to the planting of millions of trees, Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, check out "Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World" for ages 4 to 8 at http://www.amightygirl.com/seeds-of-change

For an excellent book for older teens and adults that discusses how empowering girls and women transforms their communities, check out: "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" at http://www.amightygirl.com/half-the-sky

And, for stories of both real-life and fictional girls and women confronting gender discrimination around the world, visit our "Gender Discrimination" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/social-issues/prejudice-discrimination?cat=69

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County
03/23/2015

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County

Sexual Assault is but one of the many issues that impacts our community.  If you are looking for a way to make an impact...
03/23/2015
Otero County Community Health Council & Behavioral Health LC 12

Sexual Assault is but one of the many issues that impacts our community. If you are looking for a way to make an impact or to find out what issues impact our community (besides sexual assault), then please consider joining the Otero County Community Health Council. There is agency participation from all areas of need, but they are also looking for more community involvement. https://www.facebook.com/OteroCountyCommunityHealthCouncilSanctionedSite

With coordination and collaboration, local service providers and other partners (including local government and community residents) can work together better to address specific issues.

Women's Refuge New Zealand
03/18/2015

Women's Refuge New Zealand

Confronting eh! What do you think?

We End Violence
03/17/2015

We End Violence

If someone can't say yes, it means no. Without freely given consent, it's rape.

March 31st is the last day to make your pledge or donation to the 2014 - 2015 United Way Campaign.  Please consider desi...
03/16/2015
United Way of Otero County

March 31st is the last day to make your pledge or donation to the 2014 - 2015 United Way Campaign. Please consider designating SANE as the agency or one of the agencies of choice for your donations! Every little bit helps!

United Way of Otero County

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