CWS Mission: To foster self-empowerment of women and children so they can establish lives free of domestic and sexual violence.

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      Camp HOPE Comes to Oregon!

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      When you imagine summer camp, you probably picture a wooded area, log cabins, and children in matching t-shirts rushing off to go canoeing. But summer camp can be much more than an enjoyable place for students to school vacations. Camp HOPE, which originally grew from the vision of the San Diego Family …

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      Violence Prevention Education

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      CWS’ Violence Prevention Program offers a 10-session curriculum to Middle School and High School students in Clackamas County to help stop abuse before it happens. The program, which is designed to be inclusive of different learning styles, gives students the opportunity to practice bystander intervention, helps them to identify different …

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      Lakeridge High School Hazing: A Violence Prevention Perspective

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      We begin this Teen Dating Violence Awareness month by sending positive thoughts to the students of Lakeridge High school.  Particularly, we’re thinking of the young girls of the dance team victimized in the hazing incident over the summer that triggered an outside investigation, media coverage, and will finally result in …

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      Domestic Violence Losses in 2014

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      2014 was a tragic year for victims of domestic violence in the Portland metropolitan area. The Oregonian reports that the number of homicides in Portland rose to 26 last year, with domestic violence cited as the cause of a third of those deaths. Here in Clackamas County, eight homicides occurred, …

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