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WCCB Charlotte Interview

WCCB Charlotte Interview

New Interview! WCCB Charlotte CW For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, WCCB Charlotte CW's Emma Mondo interviews Bentley and Ray Ball on their journey as survivors and therapists. 

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“Building Brave Spaces” Retreat

“Building Brave Spaces” Retreat

Join Us April 27 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brave Step has partnered with Davdison College’s Title IX and Health Education Offices to present “Building Brave Spaces” Retreat. Join our panelists for insight and engagement with breakout sessions to follow for more in-depth...

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Malinda Ingram Joins Beasley Radio

Malinda Ingram Joins Beasley Radio

New Interview! Beasley Media Group Brave Step Board Member Malinda Ingram joins the Francene Marie Show on Beasley Media Group to discuss all things April - the Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank, Color It Blue and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

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HRV Biofeedback April 2024

HRV Biofeedback April 2024

HRV Biofeedback TrainingSign up to participate in a 8-week small group Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Training with Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic. Biofeedback uses science to teach the art of human self-regulation.The best part of the program was connecting...

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Healing Through Narrative

Healing Through Narrative

Healing Through Narrative A Trauma-Informed Storytelling 4-part Workshop Series 2024 Join us for a 4-part workshop where you'll discover the transformative power of storytelling to connect with others and claim your own narrative. This series of workshops is...

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2024 Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

2024 Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank

Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank April 1-8, 2024 | Walk or Run Anywhere Be a Changemaker. Each step you take fuels life-changing minutes of counseling and support by Brave Step. Sexual violence impacts us all. The pain is often reflected in the...

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Color It Blue in April 2024

Color It Blue in April 2024

How will you Color It Blue? Sexual violence impacts us all. In April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Brave Step as we "Color It Blue." Color It Blue is Brave Step's signature campaign to encourage survivors, loved...

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Interview with Isis Bey

Interview with Isis Bey

New Interview! Beasley Media Group Brave Step Advisory Board Member Isis Bey joins the Francene Marie Show on Beasley Media Group to discuss sexual violence within the Black community. 

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Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book Club

Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book Club

Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book ClubBrene Brown's Atlas of the Heart  Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human ExperienceIf we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our...

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Peer Leader Training March 2, 2024

Peer Leader Training March 2, 2024

Peer Leader Training During Brave Step’s Peer Leader Training, we will explore together what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  Brave Step currently needs peer leaders to lead our Courageous Corners(peer support group), Courageous Book...

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Wrap up your holiday shopping with Kendra Scott

Wrap up your holiday shopping with Kendra Scott

  JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY KENDRA GIVES BACK EVENT You're invited to a holiday Kendra Gives Back event at Kendra Scott SouthPark in collaboration with Brave Step. 20% of sales will benefit the organization. Shop the holiday collection for your holiday gifting needs!...

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Celebrating Nine Years with Nine Brave Stories

Celebrating Nine Years with Nine Brave Stories

Celebrating Nine Years In nine years, Brave Step has served as a steadfast guide for more than 445 adult survivors of sexual violence and loved ones. In addition, we’ve cultivated more than 1,000 Changemakers! To celebrate nine years of strengthening...

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2023 Changemaker Award Winners

2023 Changemaker Award Winners

2023 Changemaker Awards Brave Step honors Changemakers in our community who are making a difference and changing the world for good so please join us in honoring the third-annual award recipients. We are grateful for their contributions to the community.   The...

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WBTV: Tee It Up for Brave Step

WBTV: Tee It Up for Brave Step

New Interview! WBTV WBTV welcomed Brave Step founder Crystal Emerick on the noon show to showcase the nonprofit's upcoming Tee It Up for Brave Step event. Listen in.

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“Healthy Touch” Workshop by Darkness to Light

“Healthy Touch” Workshop by Darkness to Light

Changemaker Workshop: Healthy TouchDate: Jan. 23, 2024 Time: 7 p.m. ET Location: ZoomBrave Step will welcome Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse, for a free Changemaker workshop on the importance of...

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Storytelling Workshop Oct. 21, 2023

Storytelling Workshop Oct. 21, 2023

Healing Through NarrativeA Trauma-Informed Storytelling Introductory WorkshopDate: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Virtual. Microsoft Teams link will be sent out prior to the event Join us for an introductory workshop where...

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Peer Leader Training Nov. 4, 2023

Peer Leader Training Nov. 4, 2023

Peer Leader Training During Brave Step’s Peer Leader Training, we will explore together what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  Brave Step currently needs peer leaders to lead our Courageous Corners(peer support group), Courageous Book...

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Assistant Group Leader Training

Assistant Group Leader Training

Assistant Group Leader Training During Brave Step’s Assistant Group Leader training, we will explore what it means to be an assistant group leader and discuss best practices.  This training will be a step towards becoming an assistant group leader for our...

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2023 Tee It Up for Brave Step

2023 Tee It Up for Brave Step

Tee It Up for Brave StepWelcome to Tee It Up for Brave Step! “Tee It Up for Brave Step” is a family-friendly event, celebrating nine years of walking alongside those impacted by sexual violence. To drive this mission forward, bring your family, friends and coworkers...

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HRV Biofeedback Fall 2023

HRV Biofeedback Fall 2023

HRV Biofeedback Training Sign up to participate in a 8-week small group Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Training with Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic. Biofeedback uses science to teach the art of human self-regulation. The best part of the program was connecting...

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Group  Brave Step is partnering with Piedmont Music Therapy to offer an 8-session, in-person, music therapy series! This series will explore self-care, emotions and creative outlets while providing space for music listening, relaxation exercises,...

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Changemaker Workshop: Parenting Safe Children

Changemaker Workshop: Parenting Safe Children

Parenting Safe Children with Feather Berkower, LCSW Join Brave Step and child sexual assault prevention expert and founder of Parenting Safe Children Feather Berkower, LCSW, to learn how to keep children safe from sexual assault and how to build a prevention...

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Fall 2023 Group Therapy

Fall 2023 Group Therapy

Group TherapyWe are launching a new round of group therapy in the fall, led by one of our wonderful providers, Terri Rhodes.  Take a brave step on the path to wellbeing. Brave Step’s Group Therapy sessions offer a structured and confidential setting for...

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Kitten Yoga

Kitten Yoga

Kitten Yoga Join us for a heartwarming and empowering event: Kitten Yoga in collaboration with the Humane Society of Charlotte.  This special yoga session, led by a trauma-sensitive yoga instructor, is designed to bring joy, healing, and empowerment to survivors. ...

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Brave Step Founder Joins Chezuba Talks Podcast

Brave Step Founder Joins Chezuba Talks Podcast

New Interview! Chezuba Talks Podcast Crystal Emerick has made it her life's mission to support victims of sexual abuse- the trauma is real and the means to fight it? Challenging. People who have been sexually assaulted often experience a range of emotions and...

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Changemaker Workshop: Calm Body, Quiet Mind

Changemaker Workshop: Calm Body, Quiet Mind

Changemaker Workshop: Calm Body, Quiet Mind Date: June 27, 2023 Time: 6:30 p.m. ET Location: Zoom With the demands of life and the constant hustle and bustle, how can we manage to maintain a calm body and a quiet mind? Does your mind race constantly? Is your body...

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Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling Workshop

Healing Through Narrative A Trauma-Informed Storytelling Introductory Workshop Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 Time: 1:30-4:30pm Location: 4919 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205 Join us for an introductory workshop where you'll discover the transformative power of...

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Holding Space

Holding Space

Changemaker Training: "Holding Space" with Jennifer Dean, MACP, LCMHC-SMay 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET  Virtual TrainingToday, we encounter trauma every day in our personal and professional life. How do we respond to it? How do we show up authentically? How can we...

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Francene Marie Show: “Color It Blue”

Francene Marie Show: “Color It Blue”

New Interview! Beasley Media Group Francene Marie interviews Courtney Lawrence, a Brave Step board member and LCSW, about the "Color It Blue" campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

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Braving the Conversation

Braving the Conversation

Braving the Conversation How to start a conversation about sexual violence Whether it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month or life brings this issue to your doorstep, the dilemma of how to start and have a conversation about sexual violence...

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Consent and Body Safety Workshop

Consent and Body Safety Workshop

Changemaker TrainingFree Consent & Body Safety WorkshopWhether you are a parent, caregiver, or ally of a toddler up to a teen, the important subject of consent and body safety should be a frequent topic in your home and/or lives. As data indicates, 25 percent of...

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Trauma-Informed HRV Training for Survivors

Trauma-Informed HRV Training for Survivors

Trauma-Informed Heart Rate Variability TrainingSign up to participate in a 8-session small group Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Training with Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic. Biofeedback uses science to teach the art of human self-regulation.  If you have...

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Brave Step Challenges the Community to “Color It Blue”

Brave Step Challenges the Community to “Color It Blue”

BRAVE STEP CHALLENGES THE COMMUNITY TO "COLOR IT BLUE" Awareness and Advocacy Campaign Set for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 6, 2023) – As Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse...

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2023 Color It Blue

2023 Color It Blue

Color It BlueSexual violence impacts us all. In April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Brave Step as we "Color It Blue." Color It Blue is Brave Step's signature campaign to encourage survivors, loved ones, allies and...

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2022 Impact Report

2022 Impact Report

2022 Impact Report Time and again, we hear from those we serve how meaningful it is to have us walk alongside them. The impact of those relationships is critical and yet difficult to quantify. This report attempts to do this as we reflect on 2022, a year of growth and...

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Peer Leader Training

Peer Leader Training

Peer Leader Training During Brave Step’s Peer Leader training, we will explore what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  This training will be a step towards becoming a Brave Step peer leader for one or more of our Courageous programs,...

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Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book Club

Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book Club

Brave Step’s Therapist-Led Book Club Brene Brown's Atlas of the Heart  Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human ExperienceIf we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our...

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Bystanders Protecting Children with Darkness to Light

Bystanders Protecting Children with Darkness to Light

Changemaker TrainingBystanders Protecting Children with Darkness to LightOn Jan. 19, 2023, at 7 p.m. ET, Brave Step will welcome Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse, for a Changemaker training entitled...

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Brave Step Honors Changemakers with Annual Awards

Brave Step Honors Changemakers with Annual Awards

On Sunday at an event celebrating Brave Step’s eight years of fostering courage for those impacted by sexual violence, leaders of the nonprofit honored individuals making a difference in the community with its annual Changemaker Awards.  “At Brave Step, we are...

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Tee It Up for Brave Step

Tee It Up for Brave Step

Tee It Up for Brave Step Welcome to Tee It Up for Brave Step! “Tee It Up for Brave Step” is a family-friendly event, celebrating eight years of fostering courage for those impacted by sexual violence and shaping a strong, supportive community.   To drive this...

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Trauma-Informed HRV Training for Survivors

Trauma-Informed HRV Training for Survivors

Trauma-Informed Heart Rate Variability Training Sign up to participate in a 8 session IN-PERSON small group Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback Training Program with Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic. Biofeedback uses science to teach the art of human...

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A Cup of Courage

A Cup of Courage

Join us for a time of courage and connection. We will be covering the topic of sexual violence and will include inspirational speakers and engaging conversation. Come bravely explore the impact sexual violence has in our community whether you are a survivor,...

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Empoderando a las mujeres

Empoderando a las mujeres

Empoderando a las mujeres Iglesia Metodista Unida Matthews 8 de octubre de 9:30 a 11 a.m. La violencia sexual plaga nuestras comunidades y lastima a quienes amamos. Nuestros corazones dicen mucho al igual que las estadísticas. ¿Estás listo para dar un Paso Valiente y...

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Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Beginning Sept. 11, 2022

Group Therapy Brave Step is launching a new round of IN-PERSON group therapy led by one of our wonderful providers, Katie Overcash. Read her bio here: https://katieovercash.com/ Group Therapy will meet once a week for 12 weeks from Sept. 11 to Dec. 18 from 7-8:30...

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Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Brave Step Peer Leader Training – Nov. 2022

Peer Leader Training In Brave Step’s Peer Leader Training, we will explore together what it means to be a peer leader and discuss best practices.  Brave Step currently hosts Courageous Corner, our peer support group, Courageous Book Club, and Courageous Creators...

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Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

Casey Denbow Added to Board of Directors

RECENT UNC CHARLOTTE GRADUATE AND FORMER INTERN JOINS BRAVE STEP’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS On Tuesday, Brave Step’s Board of Directors announced the addition of Casey Denbow, a former intern and recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate, to the nonprofit’s...

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Shop for Good July 18-23

Shop for Good July 18-23

Join us July 18-23 to Shop for Good Did you know that you can support Brave Step's mission by shopping on Amazon? Now through July 23, join the community to Shop for Good. During this week, we are asking for items to assemble "Courage Kits," welcome kits for survivors...

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Consent and Body Safety

Consent and Body Safety

Changemaker TrainingConsent & Body Safety and How to Teach it to ChildrenWhether you are a parent, caregiver, or ally of a toddler up to a teen, the important subject of consent and body safety should be a frequent topic in your home and/or lives. As data...

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April 2: A Kendra Gives Back Event

April 2: A Kendra Gives Back Event

April 2: A Kendra Gives Back Event  Fundraiser Details  Your Support Makes a Difference Whether you are shopping for a well-deserved gift for yourself, a potential Mother's Day present, or simply to grow your jewelry collection, you support will help...

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Christine Roper on the Francene Marie Show

Christine Roper on the Francene Marie Show

The Francene Marie Show April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Francene Marie interviewed Brave Step Board Member Christine Roper about a virtual event that brings community together. Lace up for the Brave Step Virtual Walk/Run presented by Uwharrie Bank...

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