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We Believe You.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Have you heard of the #StartByBelieving campaign? It is a public awareness campaign, created by End Violence Against Women International, that is shedding light on how we respond to sexual assault disclosures. It is dedicated to ending the cycle of silence and helping victims of sexual violence heal. There are… Continue Reading

KBEP Partners with District Attorney to Deliver Prom Promise to Taunton High School Juniors and Seniors

  Fall River, MA- On Thursday, March 30, 2017 junior and senior students at Taunton High School participated in the Katie Brown Educational Program’s Prom Promise Pledge during a morning assembly. Prom Promise is a joint effort with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to promote and encourage students to participate in respectful dating relationships… Continue Reading

Professional Development with KBEP

In February, the Katie Brown Educational Program had the opportunity to present two professional development workshops to community leaders and sexual assault advocates. On Tuesday February 21st, we presented a webinar called Sexual Violence in Black Communities. The webinar was hosted through the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services. Over 100 participants joined… Continue Reading

A Starry Night with KBEP

February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In commemoration of this month, the Katie Brown Educational Program organized a paint night fundraiser on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at St. Anne’s Fraternity. Led by Eileen Riley of Divinely Inspired Art, participants created their very own renditions of Van Gogh’s famed The Starry Night. Attendees participated in… Continue Reading

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office Partnership with the KBEP

The Katie Brown Educational Program received funding from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office in the amount of $15,000 this month. This contribution will enable KBEP to reach as many as 500 youth in Bristol County school districts and after-school venues during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. In 2016, the KBEP reached 3,694 students in Bristol… Continue Reading

Help the Silent 911 App Win Verizon’s App Challenge!

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, so we at KBEP are especially proud to support a group of local teens who are developing an app that helps victims of dating and domestic violence! The Verizon Innovative Learning Program’s app challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to create a cell phone… Continue Reading

Events to benefit the KBEP the month of Febuary

There are two great ways to support KBEP this month. On Thursday, February 16th, KBEP is hosting A Starry Night paint night at St. Anne’s Fraternity, 144 Guild Street, Fall River, MA.Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased in advance at KBEP.  Please call 508-678-4466 to reserve your tickets. On Saturday, February 25th,… Continue Reading

KBEP receives grant from Bridgewater Charitable Foundation

Bridgewater Savings Bank through its charitable foundation awarded the Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) a grant in the amount of $1,000. This award supports the delivery of KBEP’s relationship violence prevention curricula to students in schools in the greater Taunton area. KBEP works to create a world in which no young person has to live… Continue Reading

Job Posting for KBEP January 18, 2017

KBEP is looking for a motivated individual to join our team as a part-time Manager, Communications, Public Relations and Fundraising.  The Communications Manager will guide the strategy for all communications and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate KBEP’s mission, and will ensure KBEP is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of… Continue Reading

#WorrierStrong — Overcoming My Overwhelmed Mind

The mind of a worrier… I worry about yesterday, I worry about today, I worry about tomorrow. The scattered thoughts of a worrier: Did I make the right decision yesterday? Maybe I shouldn’t have spent so much money on those new clothes. Will I need the money I spent yesterday? Will I be ready for… Continue Reading