this is where i want my bsw practicum to be

or somewhere like it:

http://www.mocsa.org/

Here are some reasons why (according to their website, and things i strongly want to prevent):

Sexual violence is not something that happens to other people in other places. It can−and does−happen everyday right here in Kansas City, devastating the victims and their families. Consider these facts:

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused in their lifetime
  • 1 in 8 women have been raped
  • A rape is reported in the greater Kansas City area every other day.
  • Only 16% of all rapes are ever reported
  • Over 80% of sexual violence is committed by someone the victim knows, not by a stranger
  • Children, young women ages 15-25 and persons with developmental disabilities are the most frequent victims of sexual violence

The damage done by sexual violence can last a lifetime. Through our programs, MOCSA hopes to prevent these crimes from happening and help victims become survivors.

I think I’m going to take the advocacy route (technically Social Work Administrative & Advocacy Practice Concentration) via my MSW (masters program), if I get accepted.

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