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    Stretching the Heartstrings: Being a SANE Nurse

    Caring for victims in their darkest hour.

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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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“Me Too”

If you’ve peeked at your social media feeds the past couple days, you’ll notice the flood of women who are saying “Me Too”. I wish we could all be a stranger to sexual assault. I wish that I wasn’t taught to guard my drink or carry my car keys as daggers. I wish that I…
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Marta Miranda-Straub Announces Retirement

Marta Miranda-Straub, President & CEO of The Center for Women & Families Announces Retirement LOUISVILLE, KY  October 16, 2017 The Center for Women and Families’ President and Chief Empowerment Officer, Marta M. Miranda-Straub, announces her intended retirement effective, Spring 2018. The Center has been proud to have Marta as its leader since 2011, during which…
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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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