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Keeping a watchful eye on the classroom

As we shared in a previous post, the back-to-school transition can bring additional stress for families impacted by intimate partner violence. Back-to-school is traditionally an exciting time, but for parents and kids in the midst of a family crisis, returning to the classroom can add an additional layer of complication and stress to their lives….
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Sometimes, it’s more than just back-to-school nerves.

Later this summer, schools will return to full-time, in-person learning, and 5-year-old Harper – who currently lives with her mom in the Center for Women and Families’ emergency shelter – will begin kindergarten. Like most children, Harper is nervous but excited about what her first day will bring: riding the school bus, meeting her teacher,…
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Introducing: Southern Indiana Center (SIC)

On Friday, July 16, staff and friends of the Center for Women and Families (CWF) welcomed the public to its newly relocated facility at 1301 Akers Avenue in Jeffersonville. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with staff, and visit with a number of CWF’s local partners that provide complementary, supplemental services. CWF’s…
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Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, both our communication with friends, family, and colleagues and the spaces where this communication takes place have shifted from happening in person to primarily occurring online. But like the world outside our screens, this digital space too presents a realm where unfortunately problematic behavior can take place. That’s why, during Sexual…
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Learnings From COVID-19 – The Pandemic’s Impact on Domestic Violence Victims

One year ago, none of us had any idea how long the COVID-19 pandemic would last, nor did we expect our city to shut down and social distancing to become the new normal. And yet, here we are. One year later. COVID-19 wasn’t the only health crisis at play in our community though. Another public…
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The Importance of Connectedness in Our Daily Lives

For almost a year now during the COVID-19 pandemic, society as a whole has been trying to find ways to stay connected to one another. Be it through Zoom calls with family or virtual birthday parties with friends, we have all wanted to tap into the connectedness, or the feeling of belonging and safety, we’d…
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