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November 8, 2017

Over the past month, shock waves have rippled across the entertainment and political landscape as story after story has surfaced of powerful men abusing women, children and men.  More women and men than ever before are speaking out about the sexual violence that they s...

October 5, 2016

To many in our community, October is a month for visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, viewing the gorgeous changing leaves, and preparing for Halloween.  But for those of us whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, October has a different meaning:...

September 28, 2016

At Blackburn Center, we are always looking for innovative ways to raise awareness and educate the community about domestic and sexual violence.  That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge this October — which also happens to be...

September 30, 2015

If you’re on social media, chances are you’ve seen it:  a picture of a hand with a black dot inked right in the center of the palm.  The accompanying message informs you that the black dot is a “secret message” to professionals that the person is being abused.  It seem...

September 23, 2015

This originally was published in the Harrisburg Patriot-News on September 9, 2015. 





It was a tragedy that...

October 22, 2014

Last week, we highlighted the prevalence of dating violence among teenagers — and now, we’d like to talk about a problem that affects a different generation:  the elderly.  Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country, affecting some of our most vulnerable citizens....

October 15, 2014

Every year, roughly 1 in 10 American teenagers experiences physical abuse at the hands of a dating partner.  This sort of dating violence can lead to long-term effects, leaving survivors at increased risk of depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, poor academic...

October 8, 2014

This month, we are exploring various issues surrounding domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Today, we are tackling some basic facts about domestic violence. Share the correct information with people you know!


  • FACT: Domestic violence is...

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