February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. At KBEP, we know that the best way to prevent these outcomes  is through dating violence prevention education. “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month embodies the very nature of our mission. Every day…

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  There is no doubt that 2020 was an emotionally taxing year. In the last 12 months, we’ve witnessed more hate, violence, and fear perhaps than many of us on the KBEP staff have seen in our lifetime. Our team came together and decided to share our deeply personal experiences with confronting privilege, fear, racism,…

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There are many ways to support the Katie Brown Educational Program! When you help KBEP, you can feel good knowing that your actions are changing the lives of young people by providing them with dating violence prevention education. Not sure how to help or where to start? Take a look at the list below. Make…

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Establishing open communication and being available to listen and answer questions is the best way to help your children deal with what’s going on. Here are eight tips from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Futures Without Violence for discussing domestic violence with kids. Take the lead. Don’t wait for children to come to you;…

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by: Libbi Gildea Parents want the best for their children. But when your child first comes out, and “the best” as you’ve always pictured it suddenly looks different than you had imagined, it can be difficult to know where to start or what to say. LGBTQ+ kids face a unique set of obstacles. But good…

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To Our Community, At KBEP we know and acknowledge that for too long, racism has made the world unequal and unsafe. ​ The disturbing events from ​​Central Park to Minneapolis​ over the last week​ remind us that freedom from racism and injustice is still not​ universally available to all, and stereotypes and bias remain.​ The…

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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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  Each year on the First Tuesday in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention.  SAAM Day of Action brings awareness to sexual violence and its prevention by wearing teal. The day aims to stop sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before they happen…

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