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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 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...

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...

October 6, 2015

Have you seen the hit show Empire?  In many ways, it’s an incredible show, with strong female lead characters (especially Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon) and a dedication to address issues such as homophobia and mental illness.  Yet for all of that, there is one major...

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...

April 7, 2015

I walk because I want others to know I am there for them when they are ready to talk and they are not alone in their struggle.  Too many feel they are isolated, and they need to know they are loved and respected.

 

Why do YOU walk?

 

 

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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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