Category Archives: Blog Posts & News

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

It’s the Little Things…

Holidays, bad weather, school, work and just life in general often become stressful and overwhelming. We get caught up in everything we need to do and quickly become exhausted and burnt out! In this mode, we often forget to take care of ourselves throughout the day. Taking care of ourselves might even seem impossible when… Continue Reading

Support KBEP through AmazonSmile !

  This Cyber Monday check off items on your holiday list and support KBEP by shopping through AmazonSmile! Use this link to select the Katie Brown Educational Program as your preferred charity and Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to the Katie Brown Educational Program! Supporting our program is easy! Just follow the… Continue Reading


  A life-threatening medical condition. A kitten on the brink of death. The many symptoms of poverty. What do these stories have in common (and how are they related to KBEP)? This year, three members of the Katie Brown Educational Program team are sharing their reasons for giving back to the community, through the #MyGivingStory contest. Inspired… 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 just saying “yes” or saying “no.” Sometimes sexual violence happens even though the person said “yes.” Survivors of this type of… Continue Reading

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   The staff and volunteers at KBEP seek to support and educate the community on all aspects of relationship violence prevention. Here are some of the ways that we are bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence during the month of October. October 1-31: Throughout the month, we… Continue Reading