Every week I receive tons of submissions from listeners who want to nominate a woman they know, who rocks. This week I feature Leslie Morrow who was nominated by her sister Lisa. Leslie is heavily involved in her community through various organizations, but spends a lot of her time helping survivors of sexual assault. Listen to her story to hear why she is a WCSX "Woman Who Rocks"!
As Oakland County's only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.
In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb. This week we tackle a variety of topics as usual. The holiday season is a joyous time for most, but how to you make everyone feel included? Each family is unique and Cyndy breaks down ways to make everyone feel like they belong in your home or at your holiday dinner table.
The holidays are often depicted in a Norman Rockwell haze, with a mom and dad of the same race and religion celebrating with their two biological children. But in reality, the holidays are celebrated by all types of families, including interfaith families and families made up of different races and sexual orientations.
Cyndy and I also discuss the rape culture and how one school got themselves in hot water for showing a "consent" video that didn't sit well with parents.
Realistic video about sexual consent shown to high school seniors upsets some parents and school staff
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) has been working with the Sarasota School District to teach students about healthy relationships for more than 15 years. One of their sessions took place Nov. 7 at Pine View School, and apparently it left some parents and staff confused and concerned.
And finally, what is a psychiatric hold? Could it be used to prevent people with mental issues from committing crimes? The latest involving a Hollywood celebrity has raised this question.
Actress Heather Locklear has been placed on psychiatric hold after her therapist determined that she was having a mental breakdown, according to TMZ. Locklear was at home on Sunday when her therapist and lawyer realized she needed help, TMZ reports. Someone called 911, and Locklear was reportedly taken to a hospital where she was placed on hold.
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