Two recent articles by Hope Haven's executive director Shauw Chin Capps point to the need for continued action and advocacy on issues of sexual assault and abuse.

"Words matter when defining sexual assault", Island News, August 23, 2012. Shauw Chin's response to Rep. Todd Akin's recent comments. The silver lining to this national outrage is that it brings much needed awareness to this very important issue, and hopefully, much needed policy changes to support the critical work of rape crisis centers across the nation.

"Be your child's advocate to prevent sexual abuse", Island Packet, September 10, 2012. Shauw Chin encourages parents and caregivers to be advocates for their children in preventing child sexual abuse.