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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    In 4th-12th grade classrooms across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Katie Brown Educational Program Educators discuss, with students, the harmful and dangerous impact of bullying or dating violence. Students share how violence, specifically emotional violence, could potentially lead a peer to consider taking their own life. Educators at the KBEP always reinforce…

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It’s not always easy to know exactly the right thing to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted. Chances are you know someone who is a survivor of sexual violence, but they may not have told anyone for fear of being judged or blamed. If someone discloses to you, it’s important to know…

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It’s Galentine’s Day. . . For those Parks and Rec fans, Galentine’s Day is a holiday you know well, and may even look forward to each February 13th. It’s a day for women, no matter if they’re single or partnered-up, to come together and celebrate their lady friendships. Yes, Galentine’s Day is an extraordinary excuse…

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The Katie Brown Educational Program is excited to celebrate Black history and learn more about the experiences of Black peoples in the United States and beyond. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926 when Historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared its celebration…

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