Resources for Coping with Trauma & Terrorism

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There are resources to help you and your children cope with recent news on mass shootings. Please know that this is a difficult time for everyone, especially for children. Here are a number of links to support you and them: Want to Prevent Gun Violence? Start at Home and Start Early!: Erin Fairchild, MSW (Collective […]

Offering Support to Children During a Custody Battle

Domestic violence is one of the main reasons couples get divorced. In the state of New York, the domestic violence rate against women is at 31.70%. Against men, the rates are at 29.00%. Though these rates are middling in comparison to the rest of the country, the fact domestic violence occurs at all is a cause […]

Talking Makes a Difference

Talk About It, this year’s theme for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, engages everyone in conversations about healthy relationships and how to navigate what may be an unhealthy or abusive relationship. For those who have only been in or seen unhealthy relationships in their lives, talking about those behaviors is important because they may not […]

Why Are We Wearing Orange?

On Tuesday, February 8, we will be wearing and displaying the color orange in order to raise awareness about teen dating violence and promote the resources available to youth. Tell your colleagues, friends, and family why you are wearing orange and share information with them.

Why We Need Awareness

In the United States, the highest rates of rape and sexual assault are experienced by teens ages 12 to 19.  1 in every 3 teens in the US will be physically, sexually, or emotionally abused by someone they are in a relationship with. Nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating […]

How We Deal With Mental Health in Digital Spaces

January is Stalking Awareness Month. In recognition of the danger presented by technology, The Retreat’s interns will be highlighting different online platforms. But first, what do we mean by “Intentional Tech?” 

3 Easy Ways to Post Safely on Social Media

January is Stalking Awareness Month. In recognition of the danger presented by technology, The Retreat’s interns will be highlighting different online platforms. But first, what do we mean by “Intentional Tech?”