“Green Dot” program shows reduction in violence among high school students

http://www.kyforward.com/our-schools/2014/09/11/green-dot-proven-effective-in-reducing-sexual-violence-in-kentucky-high-schools/ By Keith Hautala Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky’s “Green Dot” violence prevention program is effective in reducing sexual violence, according to preliminary findings from a five-year study evaluating the program in Kentucky high schools. The study, led by Ann Coker at UK’s Center for Research on Violence…

2013-2014 Year End Statistics

Number of Children Served aged 0-17 (therapy services)     138 Number of Adults Served 18 and older (therapy services)    215 Number of Education Programs K-12 (all counties)            1001 Number of Participants                                                        27917 Number of Professional Trainings                                           161 Number of Participants                                                            1162 Volunteer Crisis Call Hours                                                 16375 Prison Rape Elimination Act Services                                 …

United Way adds Get Connected

United Way of the Ohio Valley has initiated a new website called Get Connected at http://getconnected.uwov.org/.  This is a great opportunity to keep up with the needs of not only New Beginnings, but all those agencies served by United Way in the area.  This is a great way to find…

#BringBackOurGirls

    On April 15, almost 300 school girls were abducted from a Nigerian school by a terrorist group. For the latest information regarding this travesty and what is being done to #BringBackOurGirls, browse the following links. https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls http://abcnews.go.com/International/bring-back-girls-rallying-cry-kidnapped-nigerian-schoolgirls/story?id=23611012 http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/07/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

PRESERVE Campaign to help Rape Crisis Centers

Services for victims of sexual assault are at risk of elimination in Kentucky -- do your part to preserve these vital resources! THIS YEAR, THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL BE ASKED TO BUDGET SUFFICIENT RESOURCES TO PRESERVE SERVICES FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SEXUAL ASSAULT. RAPE SERVICES ARE…

Rape: False beliefs keep majority from coming forward

By Jim Mayse Messenger-Inquirer Posted on messenger-inquirer.com Sunday, June 9, 2013 In 2011, there were 83,425 forcible rapes reported to law enforcement agencies in the United States, according to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But fewer than half of all rape and sexual assaults are reported to…

Passed bill in KY helps prevent child predators

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - More steps were taken by the government to protect children from child predators in Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear signed House Bill 30 providing law enforcement with more tools in protected children from Internet crimes. For many years, legislation in Kentucky couldn't catch up with changing technology. House Bill…