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National Domestic Violence Hotline turns 20, My Statesman, 02/22/2016

February 23rd, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsSince taking its first call in 1996, the hotline has become the leading service in the country for people suffering from domestic violence. Next month, the hotline, which is based in Austin, is expected to take its 4 millionth call.

“It speaks to how valuable it is to women, men and children who are living in abusive relationships,” said Katie Ray-Jones, the hotline’s chief executive officer.

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NFL Bans Prospects With Domestic Violence, Sex Assault Convictions From Scouting Showcase from Law Newz, 02/09/2016

February 12th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe NFL informed teams of a policy change in a memo late last month that will no longer allow prospects with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses to attend the NFL Scouting Combine – the invitation-only annual showcase event where college prospects hope to impress NFL scouts prior to that year’s upcoming NFL Draft.

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It’s Time to Talk About What Guns Have to Do With Dating from Cosmopolitan, 02/10/2016

February 12th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsYou’ve watched pundits and politicos debate the issue. Maybe you’ve joined in the hashtag chorus, whether #NotOneMore or #ProGun. But in order to truly save lives, the conversation has to get intimate. “We need to start talking about gun safety in our relationships — now,” says Rob Valente, vice president of policy for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Nearly one-third of all U.S. households had at least one gun in 2014. And those weapons are three times as likely to be owned by a man than a woman, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center report. Does the person you’re dating own a firearm? Have you ever talked about gun safety?

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Hope for Domestic Violence Victims from ABC 27, 02/22/2016

February 12th, 2016 1 comment

img-icon-newsMECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Cumberland County state representative is going to introduce a bill that aims to help victims of domestic violence get justice.

Many victims and victim advocates see a trend in the courts: light sentences, and that’s if the case even makes it into a courtroom.

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Mary Kay and EverFi to Help Middle Schoolers Define Healthy Relationships for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month from Mary Kay, 02/04/2016

February 12th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsOne in three young people in the United States will experience abuse in a dating relationship. In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Mary Kay Inc. is announcing a new partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to provide a first-of-its-kind digital healthy relationship curriculum to middle school classrooms.

The new digital educational platform will define strategies to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships. Through true-to-life scenarios, students will learn effective communications, conflict resolution and how to identify unhealthy behaviors. The course was developed in partnership with loveisrespect, a project of The Hotline and Break the Cycle and the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. A select group of schools in Austin, Texas, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. will be the first to pilot Mary Kay’s digital program.

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Q&A: David Morrison warns Australia against complacency on domestic violence from the Guardian, 02/01/2016

February 2nd, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsMorrison appeared on ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night along with Guardian Australia’s Indigenous affairs editor, Stan Grant; director of emergency at St Vincent’s hospital, Gordian Fulde; the director of the Sydney Story Factory, Catherine Keenan, and young Australian of the Year finalist Manal Younus.

[When] Asked about statistics that purported to show the number of incidents of reported domestic violence had fallen, Morrison said: “We are as a society becoming more aware of, I think, the greatest social challenge we face, and that is domestic violence in this country.”

He rejected the claims about the statistics, and said: “Get real Australia. We run the risk at times of being a nation of bystanders comforted by a set of statistics.

“Let me tell you, there are people dying, and people whose lives are absolutely ruined as a result of domestic violence. And what’s more, we are all as a society, the victim. That’s bullshit.”

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