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Op-Ed: Pilot Program Offers Lessons from Military on Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

Gina Scaramella, BARCC executive director, writes in the Hill about an innovative TeleNursing pilot program that ensures that medical staff and survivors on U.S. Navy bases have access to a nurse trained in providing forensic medical-legal examinations and patient-centered care to survivors.  Excerpt: "Sexual assault survivors in the… Read More

Media: ‘Silence Breakers’ Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

TIME magazine announced their Person of the Year this week: the people behind #MeToo and the national conversation about sexual violence. The piece highlighted survivors from all walks of life, ranging from movie stars to activists to farm workers. NBC Boston sat down with BARCC Bilingual Client Services Coordinator Alma Huerta Dominguez to talk about… Read More

Media: Men Who are Sexually Assaulted Face Struggles Tied to Ideas of Masculinity

The Boston Globe published a follow up to their report on the four men who said Bryon Hefner—husband of Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg—sexually assaulted them. In the follow up, the Globe interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella on how traditional masculinity can complicate healing from sexual trauma for male survivors.… Read More

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Media: BARCC and #MeToo

WCVB Channel 5's CityLine sat down with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella and Bilingual Client Services Coordinator Alma Huerta Dominguez to discuss the decade-old Me Too campaign and the importance of inclusion in the mission to end sexual violence.  Excerpt: “We want to make sure people understand that whatever their journey… Read More

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Media: 11 Ways to Take Care of Yourself During this Hellish News Cycle

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella spoke with the Huffington Post about the ongoing national conversation around sexual violence and how people can take care of themselves when triggers are seemingly everywhere.  Excerpt: “[Sexual trauma] can stop you in your tracks and change the way you live your life,” said Gina Scaramella,… Read More

Increasing Access for Survivors of Sexual Violence with Disabilities

Making the initial call to a rape crisis center can be difficult. It takes bravery to acknowledge trauma and take steps to heal. For survivors with disabilities, there can be even more obstacles to accessing services, from making the first phone call to getting to the organization’s location, to arranging interpretation services. The Boston Area… Read More

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Media: Rosenberg to Address Media as Colleagues Assemble Investigation Structure

After the Boston Globe published a report on four men who said they had been sexually assaulted by Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner, the State House News Service published a piece detailing the fallout and expected investigation. The wire service's story, which was picked up by the Salem News, quoted BARCC… Read More

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BARCC Response to Reports About Senate President’s Husband

November 30, 2017—Today, the Boston Globe reported that four men have said that Bryon Hefner, the husband of Senate President Stan Rosenberg, has sexually assaulted them. Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Gina Scaramella issued the following statement in response: “Coming on the heels of so many other reports of sexual… Read More

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Local Shopping Event to Benefit BARCC, SANE, and Survivors

Local business Sunny Window is hosting an upcoming shopping event to benefit us and the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Get ready to do some holiday shopping to help ensure that free, compassionate survivor services are available 24-7! BARCC works together with the SANE program to offer survivors at area hospitals the care… Read More

Thank You BARCC Supporters!

This time of year, people tend to take stock of the things in their lives that they feel lucky to have. As an organization, we at BARCC feel lucky to have such dedicated and generous supporters. You support BARCC in so many ways, sometimes in ways we’ll never know about, and we’re so thankful. Here are just a few of the things we want… Read More