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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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Knows No Boundaries

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a national problem that knows no ethnic, social, age, or gender boundaries. The emergency department is often a place that IPV victims turn to for help. Whether they seek help for injuries related to violent episodes or for proxy care for other complaints, the emergency department (ED) may be an…
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Purple Purse

The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge is a one month online fundraising competition.  The Center has been selected along with other domestic violence agencies nationwide to participate. During October you can make your donation count as we compete against other domestic violence organizations around the country for cash prize money. Each organization creates a team of fundraisers for October…
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Purple Purse is Just Around the Corner

The Center for Women and Families will be participating for third year in the Purple Purse Challenge to raise money and awareness around economic abuse in domestic violence. This year, Purple Purse will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd at Noon and continue through the month of October, ending on Tuesday October 31st at 2:00 PM….
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Do you Know Your IX?

Our son leaves home this August for his first year in college, and the excitement around our house is palpable. A few weeks back the school sent a suggested packing list, and it mirrors similar lists that are being sent to the more than twenty million other students who will attend American colleges and universities…
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Finding Your Voice

Patti was a “good girl” born in the Leave it To Beaver and Father Knows Best era of perfect families where bad things didn’t happen and good girls never got angry or had any need to cry. Patti, who was a very good girl, remained silent and kept the secret about her years of childhood…
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June 29 big changes come with HB309

During the 2017 Kentucky legislative session, more than two dozen organizations, led by the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV), supported legislation sponsored by Senator Ralph Alvarado that eliminated Kentucky’s mandatory domestic violence reporting requirement. Current law requires that “any person having reasonable cause to suspect that an adult (defined as victim of domestic violence) has…
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