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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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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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Supporting Victims through the Journey

I’m Mike O’Connell, the Jefferson County Attorney. My office has two specialized units that operate in addition to our general criminal prosecution work. Those units are for cases involving driving under the influence (DUI) and domestic violence (DV). We commit dedicated staff to these highly technical cases because they can mean life or death for…
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No Longer Whisper

As a local newscaster and on-air personality in this community, I have shared just about every up and down in my life. I’m very transparent. I live that way number one because it is easier. Number two because I believe when we share our ups and downs and our successes and failures it is a…
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