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“Sins of the Amish” — Behind the Scenes with Hope Anne

A few fun facts about “Sins of the Amish” and my role in it.

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#invisible Changing the Culture

#invisible — Sign the Petition

You may have read Misty Griffin’s story, “Tears of the Silenced”. Now, she is circulating a petition to require all teachers to have training in mandatory reporting, and for all schools to provide training for children to prevent sexual assault.

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In the News

“What Were You Wearing” Project in the News

On April 29th, 2022, we debuted the ”What Were You Wearing: Plain People’s Edition” clothing project. A collaboration between Hope Anne Dueck of A Better Way, Mary Byler of The Misfit Amish, and Ruth Ann Brubaker, the display showcases actual items or exact replicas of clothing worn by Plain survivors at the time of their assault. Peter Smith of the Associated Press covered the project in a news article entitled “What they wore: Clothes spotlight…

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Seminars

Confronting the Lies: A Statement from A Better Way

A Better Way is committed to continuing to partner with Safe Communities and our speakers to bring much needed awareness and information to Lancaster County.

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Seminars

Lancaster Seminar Registration Is Now Open! 

Come and get training from professionals on identifying and reporting abuse and making our homes, churches, and communities safe places. Learn ways to teach and empower children, how to respond wisely in the event of possible abuse, topics of special interest to survivors, and much more.

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Changing the Culture

Amish Abuse Awareness Conference

On Saturday, March 4, Hope Anne Dueck, along Mary Byler and Ruth Ann Brubaker, attended the Amish Abuse Awareness Conference in Middlefield, OH.

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Seminars

Lancaster, PA Seminar: Change of Plans

A statement from A Better Way.

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Reporting Abuse Supporting Victims

Exciting New Resources!

We are thrilled to be able to offer two new resources for education on sexual abuse, especially geared toward Amish and Plain communities.

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Personal Accounts

“What Were You Wearing?” Plain Dressing People’s Edition

Hope Anne Dueck, Mary Byler, and Ruth Ann Brubaker have been working to create a unique and impactful art display. It will be composed of actual items and near-to-real-life replications of clothing worn by “plain” background survivors at the time of their assault/abuse.

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Changing the Culture

Child Sexual Abuse Survey Begins

Dr. Tara Mitchell and Mary Byler are conducting research on experiences of child sexual abuse, particularly in conservative religious groups like the Anabaptists. They have worked with others to create a survey about child sexual abuse.