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CKMS News – 2021-07-25 – Continuing to support survivors of sexual assault through pandemic spike

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Host: Sherice Alishaw

CW: This episode features discussion of sexual assault.

Through the pandemic survivors of sexual assault in the Waterloo Region have been increasingly accessing available supports.  

On this episode of CKMS News, we interview Andrea Arthur-Brown, the Director of Services for the Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region. We discuss what it is that the Sexual Assault Support Centre does, the rise of sexual assault within our region, and the rise in individuals seeking support for sexual assault. We also talk about how we as a community can reduce the instances of sexual assault within our community. 

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant project and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada and the CKMS Newsroom. 

Check out the archived versions of this program and other episodes on radiowaterloo.ca/news, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at canada-info.ca

You can follow us on twitter @radiowaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at news@radiowaterloo.ca

Suzanne Dietrich & Rebecca Van Kan

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Suzanne Dietrich, Registered Dietitian and the owner of Gut Instincts Nutrition Counselling, specializes in helping people make peace with food. She works with all humans, specifically those who are sick of dieting and confused about what to eat, those in recovery from eating disorders and those with gut health concerns.
Suzanne believes that all foods fit and the best way of eating for everyone is one that takes into nutrition but just as importantly access, time, life situation/trauma, health conditions, financial ability, food skills, sustainability, preference and pleasure. Have you been on numerous diets, felt shame about your body and were in a love-hate relationship with food? Are you dealing with eating disorder, be it anorexia, bulimia, binge or something in between, listen to Suzanne Dietrich In Conversation with Rashmi

Rebecca Van Kan , is a simple girl from a small town in Niagara in Ontario, Canada, who survived some soul wrenching times as early as age eight. Her courage, strength and bravery in deciding to share with the world what she went thru from being molested by family at an early age to being in a physically and sexually abusive relationship for years. Writing became Rebecca’s most valued escape from the demons of her world.  She started writing her first book a year later, and the year after she started her blog ‘The Written Compass’. On her blog she shared short pieces of writing to bring important issues faced by survivors to light that are often overlooked, like the individuality of pain, and to share the bits of strength Rebecca found along her journey of healing.
Currently, she is also focusing intently on her second book while she continues to develop her writing ability.  Rebecca shared her darkest times so others are not be faced with fear or silenced.

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