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A Call for Action

By | 2018-05-15T14:04:31+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  Sexual assault if defined as any sexual, physical, verbal or visual act that forces a person to engage in sexual contact against their will or without their affirmative consent.  Similar to domestic violence, sexual assault can affect anyone, directly or indirectly, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, education or […]

Teen Dating Violence

By | 2018-02-26T14:39:43+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: News|

According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), approximately 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year. Teen dating violence (TDV) is often defined as physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological violence that occurs within the dating relationship (CDC, 2017). These abusive behaviors may occur in person or electronically […]

National Stalking Awareness Month

By | 2018-01-16T11:02:46+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year.  The U.S. Department of Justice defines stalking as a pattern of repeated, unwanted contact, harassment, or attention directed at a specific person that would cause them to feel fear.  Although it’s seen as a crime […]

Mary Kay Donates $20k to DVSCP!

By | 2017-12-05T08:34:07+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ is awarding $20,000 grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam for a total of $3 million.  Local shelter Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP) […]