October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RESPONSE is a local organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They also lead conversations about domestic abuse, sexual assault and healthy relationships.
Txell Pedragosa is the program director and Jackie de Achaval is the bilingual program manager. They collaborate with consultant Tom Reagan, a "responsible service" alcohol instructor.
They spoke with Cross Currents host Christin Kay about high-profile sexual harassment cases in the national news and social media. They also talked about two new community initiatives. One looks to educate bartenders and servers about the red flags of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The other gives middle schoolers a place to talk about healthy relationships.