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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. Download Stop the Hurt’s 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Take Action! Toolkit to learn more about child abuse and ways to create positive environments for children. 

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Go Orange This February

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

This year marks 10 years since Congress declared February National Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about the impacts of dating abuse and encourage communities to support young people in seeking healthy relationships. Though these conversations are important to have year-round, February gives us the opportunity to shine a light on dating abuse and inspire conversations about healthy relationships [...]

BOOK REVIEW: Care Package by Sylvester McNutt III

By |Media, Self-Care|

In Care Package, Sylvester McNutt III digs deep through personal stories to uncover pain, forgiveness, abuse, and moments of fear. Throughout the chapters, Sylvester tackles some of life’s biggest hurdles: shame, guilt, letting go, codependency, lack of purpose, people-pleasing, setting boundaries, and negative self-talk. Sylvester guides readers down the path of healing -  the scary journey that is tough to do alone, but with Care [...]

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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|

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5 Ways You Can Help End Domestic Violence in Your Community

By |Dating & Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships|

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Quiz: What Is Your Love Language?

By |Healthy Relationships, Quizzes|

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#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|

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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|

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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. [...]

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