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Learn Before You Leave Panel – May 2024

Learn Before You Leave Panel – May 2024

This month, three members of The Rowan Center's Student Advisory Board (SAB) organized a Learn Before You Leave Panel in partnership with Greenwich Library. Ava, Nora, and Leah are students at Greenwich High School and passionate advocates for change. As members of...

Supporting LGBTQ+ Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence

Supporting LGBTQ+ Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence

When a survivor first discloses information about the violence they experienced, the listener's reaction matters—and can impact the survivor’s next steps. If the survivor has an affirming experience, they are much more likely to tell others or seek additional...

What is EMDR? The Rowan Center Explains.

What is EMDR? The Rowan Center Explains.

The Rowan Center uses EMDR to help our clients process trauma, but what exactly is it, and how does it work? Our Clinical Director, Luke Robbins, LCSW, explains!  https://youtu.be/ncV4DdjUwLk?si=bUAUsY3bbKs9gswZ What is EMDR? EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and...

Mental Health and Sexual Violence: How to Make a Difference

Mental Health and Sexual Violence: How to Make a Difference

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to call attention to the connection between sexual violence and mental health. Join us today by learning about the prevalence and the consequences of sexual violence, how it damages our communities, and what you can...

April 2024 Team Member of the Month: Isabella O’Brien

April 2024 Team Member of the Month: Isabella O’Brien

She/Her/Hers Community Educator What drew you to The Rowan Center? I was previously a doula, and I realized I loved the advocacy and educational parts of being a doula, but not necessarily the medical side. So, I became a child and adult shelter advocate at a domestic...

Proclamation Day 2024: News 12

Proclamation Day 2024: News 12

News 12 covered The Rowan Center's 2024 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Day at Stamford Government Center. Watch the story >>

March 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Selma Razgui

March 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Selma Razgui

She/Her/Hers Counseling Intern and Advocate  What drew you to The Rowan Center? The Rowan Center's values. It is a place where the interests of the people we serve are paramount, but the value of prevention and education for younger generations is equal to that of...

Meet Zachary Boccarossa, February 2024 Volunteer of the Month

Meet Zachary Boccarossa, February 2024 Volunteer of the Month

(He, Him, His) Crisis Counselor and Advocate What drew you to The Rowan Center? I found the mission of The Rowan Center to be very admirable, and I was excited to have the opportunity to learn more about trauma-informed care. My supervisors seemed helpful and...

It’s Time to Talk to Your Kid about Sexting

"Around a third of young people engage in sexting...Given that underage sexting is not only illegal in many states but often threatening or abusive, parents need to help their kids navigate this terrain." Read more from the Wall Street Journal >>