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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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The Most Important Thing to Remember

“You’re too young to know what depression is.” “I want you to know you can talk to me.” “We have to do something about your teeth. They aren’t straight.”  “You can trust me.” These are some of the statements that were said to me as a child and young adult. Parents, I know you mean…
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PACT in Action Takes a New Approach to Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

When you see the signs of Teen Dating Violence, how are you #PreventinIt? This is the question PACT in Action (a teen dating violence prevention program*) asked teens and community members during this February’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Many teens already know the signs of dating violence and they’re looking for help learning to step up and act…
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The Center Names Elizabeth Wessels-Martin President & CEO

The Center for Women and Families Names Elizabeth Wessels-Martin CEO Louisville, Ky (February 15, 2018) – The Center for Women and Families has announced the selection of Elizabeth Wessels-Martin to the position of President/CEO, effective March 1, 2018. She succeeds Marta Miranda Straub, who is retiring after 7 years of exemplary leadership. A diverse selection committee…
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Honor Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Do a quick Google Image search for “sex trafficking,” and many of the images you’ll find are of young women and girls, locked or tied up or restrained by a faceless assailant. For example:                                 While this characterization may indeed…
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Will you be our friend?

Working at The Center means that you find yourself in daily moments where you are both humbled and challenged to do more. One of our staff members recently shared the following story with us, “I had an interaction that has been on my mind. I was int eh cafeteria and found myself standing next to…
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Giving Empowerment

Many times victims of intimate partner violence have little or no control over how money is spent or how needs of the family are met. They often have been trapped in an environment where they have little say over anything. The Center believes that each person should get to make their own choices. Survivors who get…
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