Category Archives: prevention

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: Meet Jasmine Torres!

Join us this month as we profile the staff at the Katie Brown Educational Program.  Jasmine Torres was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts. While enrolled, Jasmine majored in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and minored in Education. She has… 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

Healthy Communication

Strong communication skills are vital for building and maintaining healthy relationships, whether it be with friends, family, a partner, or anyone else in your life. Healthy communication is all about trust, honesty, respect, and listening. Effective communicators are not just good at expressing their thoughts and feelings; they are also skilled at listening and truly… Continue Reading