Owning the Issue: McKinley High students speak up about sexual harassment

When many adults think of educating youth for the prevention of sexual violence, they think of one-shot presentations or multi-session curricula targeted at youth. Yet best practices tell us that a single dose of education isn’t enough to change attitudes or behavior, and even multiple educational sessions targeted at youth are insufficient on their own for… Read More

The movement moves with me(n)

The movement to end sexual violence requires work on all fronts. It needs passionate and focused organizations like STAR, but its success truly relies on cooperative efforts among several other networks, including law enforcement, medical professionals and educational institutions. Most importantly, however, it is dependent on the realization that sexual violence is not just a women’s… Read More

Give Thanks this #GivingTuesday

Here at STAR, we have so many things to be thankful for, including our tremendous year of growth! Thanks to the overwhelming support from our donors, volunteers, community partners and staff, STAR has reached an all-time high in the numbers of survivors we have served so far this year. All of our services, including our… Read More

Blog Submission Guidelines

If anyone in our community of Baton Rouge is interested in submitting a post to our blog, please see below for our submission guidelines:   All guest posts must be related to STAR’s mission and/or vision. Mission: To provide support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, and engage and… Read More

A STAR Intern’s Experience

This past summer at STAR, we were extremely fortunate to have a fantastic group of passionate and dedicated interns. Catherine Cooper was one of them. A STAR volunteer and current LSU student majoring in English, Catherine wrote a reflection of her internship experience. Here, we share it with you. Oftentimes, myths obscure the reality. Truths… Read More