The Company We Keep


October 16, 2014

By Gwenyth Jett I avoided group therapy for a few years. I don’t really know why. Probably fear of the unknown. I was afraid all the time in those days. Eventually, my need to connect with someone, anyone, overcame my fear of the groups. I couldn’t talk to my family because it upset them too […]

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Men need to speak up against violence


September 18, 2014

By Bob May, Tom Stevenson, and Mark Mouritsen The Ray Rice saga will live on – we have the video and it’s not going away. And there have been no limit to the number of available demons to blame: Ray Rice for knocking his then-girlfriend unconscious and pulling her limp body from the elevator; the […]

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Ten Things You Should Do Before You Leave


September 10, 2014

The #WhyIStayed hashtag is one of the most positive developments that came out of the Ray Rice story this week. Survivors and advocates took over social media to offer the many complex reasons people stay in violent relationships. The fact is that leaving an abusive relationship is difficult, complicated, and very often dangerous – in […]

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How UT got it right on sexual assault


August 5, 2014

More than 50 colleges are currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for mishandling sexual assault cases. But right now at the University of Texas at Austin, we’re seeing a model for how college administrations should handle these cases: by supporting survivors from the very beginning. Head football coach Charlie Strong may be the best […]

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Say Something


July 24, 2014

Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, LPC-S Director of Community Advocacy, SafePlace “It’s not for me to say.” Those are the words Baltimore Raven’s Coach John Harbaugh offered reporters Tuesday in response to questions about what will happen to Ray Rice, the team’s star running back, as a result of beating his fiancé until she was unconscious. The coach […]

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