Category Archives: education

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

KBEP at Camp Elmwood & Camp Welch

Last week, the Katie Brown Educational Program worked with the Bristol County District Attorney’s office to speak to youth at Camp Elmwood and Camp Welch about relationship violence. Campers developed healthy communication and conflict resolution skills by participating in fun activities like the Lava Pit! A big thank you from the KBEP Education Team to… Continue Reading

Locker Room Talk

Please take a moment to watch this video from the Rhode Island Coalition against Domestic Violence’s Ten Men project. In this video, these men shed light on the significance of men challenging gender norms. A video showing two professional baseball players hugging during a game has been circulating on social media. Many people have been… Continue Reading

5 Myths About Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion that can lead to violence in relationships. Anger is also an emotion that is often misunderstood. Here are five myths about anger.     1. Anger can’t be controlled. Some people feel that anger is a feeling that can’t be controlled. You will regularly hear somebody say “I can’t control… Continue Reading