October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Becky Baines, Community Engagement Specialist Domestic violence thrives in silence. To be able to support victims and survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize it by talking openly about it. Having an informed conversation about domestic violence requires understanding what it is—that it’s much more than physical…

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How I Came to Write a Discussion Guide

Written by Leah Wardlaw, Advocacy Center TC United Way Summer of Service Intern I first read Know My Name last year for “pleasure reading,” meaning that I wasn’t asked to read it for a class. I was struck by the rawness of Chanel Miller’s writing, how elegantly she wove together strings of emotions, from thick…

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Growing Up With Domestic Violence: Healing the Trauma

Written by: Lyn Staack, Youth Education Coordinator Note: This post was originally written for #WeeklyWisdom, a collaboration with the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth in Tompkins County.  Released just a few weeks ago, “A Breath Too Late” by Rocky Callen has been described as a “haunting and breathtaking” YA novel with an encouraging message: hope…

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