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A Thank you to outgoing Board Members

Beyond Abuse said farewell to 4 board members at the December 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors.  These dedicated members served three 2 year terms for a combined 24 years of service to the agency!  Thank you all for your support in fulfilling our mission to “move our community beyond sexual violence and child […]

AAT meet and greet with Solicitor’s office Dec 2018

Members of Beyond Abuse’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) team recently visited the 8th Circuit Solicitor’s office as part of the agency’s program to address and minimize the impact that secondary trauma has on persons working with victims of child abuse and sexual assault. Per the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: “Secondary traumatic stress is the […]

Holiday Office Hours

Beyond Abuse will close at 2 pm on Friday December 21 and will re-open on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 8am. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! *IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 or REPORT TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. ***  Beyond Abuse’s 24 hour hotline number:  864-227-1623  […]

Meet the Education Team!

Beyond Abuse provides a variety of programs to schools and community organizations such as civic groups, day cares, law enforcement, medical professionals and social service agencies.  All curricula for daycare/schools/colleges are age appropriate and developmentally suitable for the population in which we serve.  Topics include safe vs. unsafe touch, identifying perpetrators, personal rights, laws/statistics/definitions of […]

Beyond Abuse hosts Cultural Competence Training

On October 13, Beyond Abuse hosted a Cultural Competence Training for Multi-disciplinary Team Members and staff. The workshop focused on communication with the Deaf Population and was conducted by HIT Services (Houchens Interpretations & Translations) out of Greenville, SC.  We’re grateful for organizations like HIT that enable us to serve our local community better!    HIT Services provides comprehensive […]

Beyond Abuse participates in Greenwood YMCA Fall Festival

We loved being part of the largest Greenwood YMCA Fall Festival to date! Some of our incredible staff (aka: the Flintstones) earned the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for their costume creativity:     Thanks to the Greenwood YMCA for hosting this community event – we had a great time! P.S. Beyond Abuse has won back-to-back costume […]