Dear Class of 2020, COVID19 has taken something precious from you. We know that remote learning doesn’t account for lost time with your peers or the many ceremonies you may have to miss. If you are feeling a sense of loss or frustration we know you may not be able to access gratitude easily. We…

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There is an intimate terrorism hiding behind closed doors, and that terror is domestic violence. Home isolation, as vital as it is against the COVID-19 pandemic, gives power to the abuser; shatters support networks; and prevents victims from accessing information and resources to keep themselves safe. KBEP plays a vital role in preventing these incidences…

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Dear Friends, As we learn to navigate this world in the midst of COVID-19 we need to be aware that this is a dangerous time for all of us, but even more so for those experiencing violence and abuse.   Our current reality of social distancing and the looming possibility of a shelter in place order…

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Today kicks off the 7th annual No More Week. No More Week is a grassroots campaign that seeks to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  The goal of the campaign is “to inspire everyone to make a change to help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities.” The…

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This Giving Tuesday, our KBEP family is reflecting on how grateful we are for the love and support we’ve received over the years. Because of support from people like you, next year we celebrate 20 years of promoting healthy relationships through teaching violence prevention. While we are proud of this achievement, we know that we…

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Educator Position  Organizational Overview: The Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) is dedicated to the recognition and prevention of relationship violence by teaching the skills and information needed to make healthy decisions in relationships.  KBEP has developed an innovative and interactive curriculum, taught primarily to youth in classroom-based settings throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  …

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  *Recommended audience: High school-aged and above “You know you want it.” Think of how many musicians have said that or a similar lyric in a song. ::cough:cough:: Robin Thicke. Mavado. Pitbull. Wyclef. The list goes on and on.  Now think back to literally every television show ever. A Different World. Family Matters. Friends. Kim…

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    In 4th-12th grade classrooms across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Katie Brown Educational Program Educators discuss, with students, the harmful and dangerous impact of bullying or dating violence. Students share how violence, specifically emotional violence, could potentially lead a peer to consider taking their own life. Educators at the KBEP always reinforce…

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It’s not always easy to know exactly the right thing to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted. Chances are you know someone who is a survivor of sexual violence, but they may not have told anyone for fear of being judged or blamed. If someone discloses to you, it’s important to know…

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It’s Galentine’s Day. . . For those Parks and Rec fans, Galentine’s Day is a holiday you know well, and may even look forward to each February 13th. It’s a day for women, no matter if they’re single or partnered-up, to come together and celebrate their lady friendships. Yes, Galentine’s Day is an extraordinary excuse…

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