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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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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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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In the United States, more than 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence. KBEP will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a host of digital events, thought-provoking articles, conversations, and artwork related to sexual violence awareness and consent.  As we discuss these difficult topics, we encourage you to…

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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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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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  *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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  Though some aspects of gender-based discrimination and bias in Hollywood have gotten media attention due to the spread of the #MeToo movement, pay inequality in Hollywood is still a major unaddressed issue. The scope of Hollywood’s wage gap becomes immediately apparent when comparing the incomes of top actors and actresses. According to Forbes’s annual…

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