Meet our SAAM Changemaker: Toby Simon

Toby Simon is KBEP’s Changemaker for April and we can’t think of a more fitting person, especially during Sexual Assault Awarenss Month. Toby sits on the board at KBEP and she has dedicated her entire career to supporting sexual health for women and girls. Now retired and enjoying life on Cape Cod, we had the…

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Three Events to Continue Conversations around SAAM

      Join us next week @the_kbep for three (that’s right, three!) engaging Instagram discussions with our education staff on sexual assault awareness. If you would like to sponsor any of these conversations, reach out to our Communications & Business Development Manager, Crystal Stone, at cstone@kbep.org or our Executive Director, Claire Spaulding McVicker, at…

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Part of Your World

By: Angela Marandola, Programs Manager at the Katie Brown Educational Program It’s 3:15am. I can’t stop thinking about Sarah Everard. Her disappearance while walking home from Brixton, South London is keeping me from sleep and I can’t believe I’m not asleep. I’m exhausted. We all are—-because once again, womxn are not the problem. We’re just…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2021

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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Official Statement from the Katie Brown Educational Program

  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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Donate to KBEP this Holiday Season!

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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Talking to Children about Domestic Violence

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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Showing up for your LGBTQ+ Children

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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Official Statement: No Place for Racism

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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Letter to High School Seniors

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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