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November 20, 2019

In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month.  While this represents an incredible opportunity to discuss the many contributions made by Native Americans and Native Alaskans, it also gives us a chance to talk about how far our country has to go in treating...

November 13, 2019

November is Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. There are many ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, from reading Native American folk tales to learning about the role of Nat...

November 6, 2019

In fall 2017, millions of Americans took to social media to share a simple but effective hashtag: #MeToo.  The meaning was simple: I, too, am a survivor.  I have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment.  I am speaking out and telling my story.

Whi...

October 30, 2019

If you have ever tried to find statistics about the prevalence of domestic violence, you know how hard it can be.  The numbers vary significantly based on the inputs — worldwide versus United States, violence against women as opposed to violence against women or childr...

October 23, 2019

On November 5, you will have the opportunity to vote in municipal elections across Pennsylvania.  In addition to making your choices for important positions like school board, county commission, court of common pleas and superior court, you will also be asked to answer...

October 16, 2019

When many of us think about domestic violence, we likely consider how it impacts the adult victim. Yet if there are children in the home, domestic violence affects them, too — even if they are not subject to the abuse themselves.  It is important to understand these ef...

October 9, 2019

There is a common misconception around domestic violence — that it must involve some type of physical abuse.  While many people who engage in domestic violence do hit, shove, or strangle their victims, domestic violence often involves more than physical harm.  At its h...

October 2, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — a month where we are encouraged to wear a purple ribbon and raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence in our country.  Started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to c...

September 25, 2019

In the past week, Pennsylvanians were shocked to learn that two public figures, Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez and state senator Mike Folmer, had been arrested on offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children.  Vazquez is charged with statutory sexual assault...

September 18, 2019

This month, Congress returned from its summer break to begin its fall legislative session.  While our senators and representatives undoubtedly have many competing priorities before them, there is one that they must no longer avoid: the reauthorization of the Violence A...

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