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July 24, 2019

For nearly 40 years, Blackburn Center has offered awareness and prevention education programs to schools

throughout Westmoreland County on a range of topics, including sexual assault, domestic violence, bullying, teen dating violence, and more.  Every year, we reach abo...

August 22, 2018

There is no guaranteed way to protect children from sexual abuse.  It can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic background, culture, or religion.  However, there are steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of children being sexually abused — starting with...

August 9, 2017

Since 1980, Blackburn Center has provided awareness and prevention education programs to schools throughout Westmoreland County on topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and issues related to family and interpersonal violence.  Each year, we reach about 15,0...

November 18, 2015

If you follow our page, you are likely aware that Blackburn Center provides a number of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, from our emergency shelter to medical and legal accompaniment to a variety of individual and group counseling options.  What you...

August 26, 2015

It’s that time of year again!  Pencils have been sharpened, first day of school outfits selected, and backpacks filled.  Across Westmoreland County, kids are heading back to school…which makes it the perfect time to talk about a different kind of education for our chil...

April 29, 2015

If you’re a parent, chances are that you’ve wondered how to talk to your children about complicated topics like sexual abuse, dating violence, online safety and more.  At Blackburn Center, we recognize that talking about these issues with your children can be challengi...

February 4, 2015

I walk for my mom, Mariann Clark. She was an education specialist at Blackburn Center and truly believed in her work. She taught my brother and I that violence in any form is not "ok". My mother had a passion for educating people of all ages and although it was weird t...

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