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Relationships are as different as the people in them. The same goes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) relationships. There are qualities all healthy relationships should have and abuse is never one of them. No matter who you love or how you identify, everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.

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The Truth About Domestic Violence

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

There are many misperceptions about family violence, even those who are victims often don’t recognize their own experiences as abusive or violent. The truth is, it’s complicated and sometimes it can be very confusing, especially to those who are living in constant trauma which is a major part of the cycle of violence due in large part to the abuser. One other unacknowledged [...]

What Is Self-Compassion?

By |Healthy Relationships, Self-Care|

Think of a time when a close friend or family member was feeling really bad about themselves or struggling in some way. How did you respond to this person, especially at a time when you were feeling your best? Most likely, you responded with kind and encouraging words. You may have given them a hug or supported them while they cried. You may [...]

5 Ways You Can Help End Domestic Violence in Your Community

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

At times, we may not know what we can do as individuals to ensure relationships free from violence and abuse for every member of our community. Though Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming to a close, there are always opportunities to raise awareness and support survivors year-round. Here are five things all of us can do today to end domestic violence in our [...]

Quiz: What Is Your Love Language?

By |Healthy Relationships, Quizzes|

How can we improve our relationships? Perhaps you already have a pretty healthy relationship with trust, friendship, respecting boundaries, open communication, and love. But how do we express our love? What do we need to feel loved in return? The Five Love Languages There are five love languages. These include: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Each love language [...]

#BeTheChange This Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign committed to raising awareness of and preventing domestic violence. Domestic violence affects people of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Domestic violence includes the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of an intimate partner. Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power and control over the other. [...]

Back to School Tips: Creating Healthy Connections at School and at Home

By |Healthy Relationships|

1. Comfort your Child’s Bonding with their Teacher/s Children need to feel connected to an adult they believe will keep them safe. When they are not with their parents, they need to transfer their attachment focus to their teacher, otherwise they're too anxious to settle down and learn. If you notice your child doesn’t feel good about school: Contact the teacher immediately. Gracefully explain [...]

Back to School Tips: Engaging with Your Child

By |Healthy Relationships|

Parents, it’s back to school time again! You may be feeling a little excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things such as new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Maybe you’re nervous as well. Luckily, these “new” [...]

Making Self-Care a Priority

By |Healthy Relationships, Self-Care|

Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your mind, body, and soul by engaging in activities that promote well-being and reduce stress. Doing so enhances your ability to live fully, vibrantly, and effectively. The practice of self-care also reminds yourself and others that your needs are priority. via GIPHY How [...]

Talking to Teens About Relationships

By |Healthy Relationships|

How are we preparing our children and teens for healthy relationships? Modeling healthy relationships is a great way we teach these behaviors. However, some teens fall victim to dating violence regardless of the relationships they see at home. Young people need to learn how to have healthy relationships. This involves skills like honesty, mutual respect, peaceful and direct communication, establishing boundaries, and empathy. [...]

Internet Safety Tips for Teens & Parents

By |Child Abuse, Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

With most teens accessing the internet from mobile devices, many parents want to know how they can keep their teens safe online. While many programs and apps are designed with parental locks and passwords, they don’t teach teens how to navigate the web safely. Using the internet safely is about understanding risks and is a skill young people will need for their adult [...]

LGBTQ Pride Month

By |Healthy Relationships|

Celebrating PRIDE June is Pride Month! What began as a day to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, a tipping point for the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, has grown into a month-long celebration of equality, visibility, and resilience. This month, we are honoring pride by highlighting the specific issues and challenges those in LGBTQ relationships may experience [...]

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