Category Archives: education

Trans 101

  As part of our violence prevention education, the Katie Brown Educational Program teaches 8th-grade participants about gender stereotypes in order to reveal how these stereotypes can lead to discrimination and violence. These discussions often lead to questions from our 8th graders about transgender people and the LGBT+ community. The past few years have seen… Continue Reading

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. While we celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of indigenous peoples in the Americas, it is also important that we take a look at the way a history of marginalization has uniquely impacted Native Americans’ experiences with domestic and sexual violence. Here are the facts: Native Americans ages 12… Continue Reading

Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home

Domestic violence is a growing crisis spreading in households across the country. We know the many effects that domestic violence can have on survivors– from physical injury to lowered self-esteem to destroyed finances. However, domestic violence does not just affect the direct victim. Every year in the United States, 5 million children witness domestic violence.… Continue Reading

Online Dating Survey

The Katie Brown Educational Program educates about healthy and violent dating relationships in our 8th-grade curriculum, high school curriculum, and college programming. To keep our curriculum information and topics relevant to the everyday experiences of our students, we frequently ask questions and conduct research. Fortunately, we learn a lot from our classroom interactions with students… Continue Reading

Consent and Coercion

While most of us understand that using physical violence in order to get sex is wrong, we don’t always recognize the more subtle forms of violence that people may use.  Consent is more than a saying “yes” or saying “no.” Sometimes sexual violence happens even though the person said “yes.” Survivors of this type of… Continue Reading

Educator Profile: Meet Rowan, our newest KBEP Educator!

Rowan McKenna was raised in Seekonk, Massachusetts. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 2017 with a degree in Gender & Women’s Studies and a minor in Communications. Rowan started at the Katie Brown Educational Program in January 2018. Prior to working with the Katie Brown Educational Program, Rowan served as a contributing columnist for… Continue Reading

Educator Profile: Get to know Deshaun

Join us this month as we profile the staff at the Katie Brown Educational Program.  Deshaun Ferguson Deshaun Ferguson was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He attended Johnson & Wales University graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts. While enrolled, Deshaun majored in Sports Entertainment Events Management and minored in Professional Sports. He… Continue Reading

KBEP seeks Community Engagement Intern!

  Community Engagement Internship KBEP is currently seeking an intern to increase the organization’s community relations. Community engagement interns will increase awareness about relationship violence prevention by attending violence prevention awareness events, community events, and fundraisers as a representative of the KBEP. Requirements: Candidates must have evening availability. Reliable transportation to the office or any… Continue Reading