Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Healthy Teen Relationships
by Teresia Smith

As we draw near to the end of summer break, everyone is in get-ready-for-back-to-school mode. Supplies need to be purchased, crisp, new clothes for the first day, schedules figured out and then we all look forward to watching our children learn and grow throughout the year. For our older teens, in addition to monitoring academics, it’s important that we discuss healthy relationships with them.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Have a Conversation about Domestic Violence
by Rebecca Hieonymi

Domestic Violence is everywhere, affecting millions of people across the United States. Through action and education, we can end this epidemic. One way to do your part is to simply start a conversation with your loved ones about domestic violence. Here are 10 tips for having an informed conversation about domestic violence.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

How to Provide Support
by Teresia Smith

Have you ever felt that it’s hard to really know what to say or do whenever someone you care about is hurting?

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Break Down the Walls
by Teresia Smith

If you are a victim of trauma, chances are you have a hard time accepting help and support from others. The reluctance to receive support from others is actually a trauma response.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

I Am Not What Happened to Me
by Teresia Smith

Often, when someone experiences abuse or trauma, the advice they get from well-meaning friends is to just forget it and move on with life.

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