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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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Being a Good Neighbor: Proactive Green Dots during a Pandemic

The Green Dot violence prevention program is a CDC-funded and evidence-based program that teaches individuals how to be active bystanders and intervene when they see incidents of power-based personal violence – including child abuse, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, and bullying. Each instance of proactive bystander intervention is referred to as a “green dot,”…
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Coronavirus Related Measure and Precautions

3/16/2020 Effective Immediately For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus crisis in Kentucky and for recommendations, see the state website: www.kycovid19.ky.gov. The Center for Women and Families will continue to offer services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence free of charge 24/7.  We are taking the following measures and precautions due to the presence…
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. At The Center, we believe working with teens to promote healthy relationships and boundaries is vital for their well-being and in preventing future abuse from occurring. Experiencing dating violence as teenagers puts victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic…
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A Second Life

Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery. Rather than rejoin ceramic pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the technique employs a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. This unique method celebrates each artifact’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising…
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Music Therapy for Life

Survivors of intimate partner violence can experience long lasting effects.  Lorna E. Segall, Director of Music Therapy at University of Louisville, writes about how music therapy is showing promise with survivors of intimate partner violence. What is Music Therapy? The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as, “The clinical and evidence-based use of music…
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Announcing the 2020 Women of Distinction

Each year, The Center honors five Women of Distinction at our annual gala, the Celebration of Service and Survival, our largest fundraising event. Since 1988 The Center has recognized over 170 outstanding Women of Distinction who have been instrumental in shaping our community as we know it today.  Just as The Center’s diverse services combine to…
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