Blog

Is Your Teen Impacted by Trauma? How to Tell and What to Do.

Do we have a stereotype when we think of trauma? What if we think about the boy on our child’s soccer team we say is ‘trouble’ and does poorly in school? The teen at our place of worship who is ‘too quiet’ and can’t look you in the eye? A friend’s daughter that has a

Keep Reading

Guiding Today’s Preteens and Teens Towards Healthy Romantic Relationships

Simply put, abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to gain power and control over another person in a dating relationship. It can take on many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, financial, verbal, digital, and stalking.

Keep Reading

Press Release: #AskAva Podcast to Answer Questions about Teen Dating Abuse

Hillsborough, NJ (February 6, 2020) – In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month during February, Safe+Sound Somerset is launching the #AskAva podcast today. The #AskAva series, developed by teens in our SPEAK Teen Leadership Camps, is designed to connect with and educate youth about teen dating abuse and healthy relationships.

Keep Reading

The Power of “Something New”

Have you ever felt a boost in self-esteem and confidence from a new suit for a job interview or haircut before a special meeting? At Safe+Sound Somerset, as part of our trauma-informed philosophy, we believe that new clothing and needed items can help survivors feel nurtured, beautiful and confident during an especially trying time in

Keep Reading

Domestic Violence and African American Women

An estimated 1.3 million American women experience domestic violence each year.  African American women experience intimate partner violence at a higher rate than most other cultures due to several causal factors. In addition to experiencing a high rate of domestic abuse, black women also face systemic challenges and issues like racism and discrimination. Notwithstanding these

Keep Reading

The Hon. Christine Todd Whitman at Safe+Sound Somerset’s 40th Anniversary Gala

The Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, as Honorary Chair, will speak at Safe+Sound Somerset’s Soaring to New Heights Gala on November 1st. This milestone celebration and fundraiser will pay tribute to S+SS and its successful execution of its mission to empower survivors of domestic abuse and engage the community to end the cycle of violence for

Keep Reading

Press Release: Investors Foundation supporters SPEAK™ Teen Leadership Camps

Safe+Sound Somerset receives grant from Investors Foundation to support its summer 2019 SPEAK™ Teen Leadership Camps. Safe+Sound Somerset recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation to help further our mission of empowering survivors of domestic abuse and engaging the community to break the cycle of violence.

Keep Reading

New Trustees for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Hillsborough, NJ (June 5, 2019) Safe+Sound Somerset is excited to announce the election of the following members to our Board of Trustees.

Keep Reading

Financial Trauma to Financial Abundance

Tonya McKinley, Financial Empowerment Coordinator here at Safe + Sound Somerset presented “Financial Trauma to Financial Abundance” during BW NICE Somerset’s meeting on June 13, 2019.

Keep Reading

Volunteer Connection May 2019

Safe+Sound Somerset’s legal advocacy team is pleased to share that with the help of our volunteer legal advocates, 7 people recently obtained Final Restraining Orders in court pro se, meaning that they were able to represent themselves.

Keep Reading