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…

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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…

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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…

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Thank you, Congressman Joe Kennedy, for meeting with the staff and board of directors at the Katie Brown Educational Program! We sincerely value your insight, desire to support the young people in our community, and commitment to ending relationship violence!

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#TDVAM February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. KBEP believes that the best way to prevent relationship violence is through education on the topic. We are joining the national conversation this month to educate and raise awareness by participating in Respect Week 2018. Respect Week is February 12-16 and the theme is “Hands Unite: Do…

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*The following article was shared, with permission, by Toby Simon. Ms. Simon is a board member at the Katie Brown Educational Program and Director of the Women’s Center at Bryant University. The article originally appeared here.  PROVIDENCE – Me, too. Syracuse, N.Y. The first incident I recall was when I was 15 and sitting in Dr.…

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by: Deshaun Ferguson, Educator at the Katie Brown Educational Program On Thursday, September 7, 2017 the Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP)  will host ” Dining to Donate”. The event will take place at Applebee’s, 311 Plymouth Ave, Fall River from 11:00 am to 9:00pm. Dining to Donate is a fundraising program, offered through Applebee’s, that…

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by Jasmine Torres, Educator at the Katie Brown Educational Program In the midst of a confusing and difficult world, take a moment to remember that you are important: You Matter. This phrase is so simple yet we do not hear it or say it nearly enough. Through the various, seemingly never ending struggles and challenges…

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by Deshaun Ferguson, Educator at Katie Brown Educational Program Your friends in school today may not be your friends forever- and that’s OK! Perhaps more important than how long a friendship lasts, is the purpose that a particular friend relationship serves  in your life. It is healthy (and necessary) to periodically evaluate the friendships that you…

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