Virginia Mohammed and Matthew Huffman both work at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Virginia is the Advocacy Coordination Specialist at the Coalition, and Matthew is the Public Affairs Director.
Virginia works with programs designed for individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes - called Batterer Intervention programs. She and Matthew spoke about their hopes for five years from now - when it comes to the state of domestic and sexual violence in Missouri.
Dawn Day is a sexual assault nurse examiner or SANE nurse and the sexual assault program coordinator at the Mercy hospital in Springfield.
She spoke about the stress it can put on nurses to take care of patients who are victims of sexual assault, and a little bit about how she and others deal with those stressors.
Natalie Maupin is a sexual assault nurse examiner and the forensic program coordinator at Mosaic Life Care medical center in St. Joseph.
She spoke about some of the work she does with victims of assault, and about ways others can be more aware of the traumatic events these victims have experienced.
Gail Reynoso and Matthew Huffman both work at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Gail has worked with numerous refugee and immigrant women throughout her career.
They spoke about the additional barriers to care that exist for these immigrant and refugee survivors of violence.
This conversation does cover some tough subjects and a racial slur is included in the audio. It may not be appropriate for everyone.
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