The More You Know

Kristine Chapman

Domestic Violence ----------------- What is it? It can be mental, emotional, physical, sexual, economic, and/or spiritual abuse between two people in an intimate relationship or previously intimate relationship. National Statistics(1) ------------------- **How many women will experience DV in their lifetime?** http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/jun/03/274633/ **1 in 4** **How many men will experience DV ...

Longtime advocate wins award for supporting domestic violence victims

George Diepenbrock

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/24/223443/ Dolores Moseley has had times — during her 26-year career with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office — when she has woken up at 2 a.m. thinking about victims in a case. “You try not to do that, and once a case is over, you have to detach yourself ...

Thursday's 'Take Back The Night' aims to raise awareness about sexual violence

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2008/sep/19/155477/ The Willow Domestic Violence Center will be hosting a "Take Back The Night" event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in South Park. "Take Back The Night" is an international effort to support survivors of sexual assault, rape and violence. The goal is to educate and raise awareness ...

Lawrence safe centers receive $253,000 in state, federal funding

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2011/jul/27/217804/ Gov. Sam Brownback recently announced more than $5.7 million in state and federal funding for agencies that help victims of crime, child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Among the recipients were two Lawrence safe centers: • [The Willow Domestic Violence Center][1] — $210,297. • [GaDuGi SafeCenter][2] — $43,647. ...

Placebo effect in asthma study raises interesting questions about "ritual of treatment"

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/jul/15/217192/ The placebo effect -- giving someone a dummy sugar pill and telling her or him it's medicine -- has long been known to be able to provide pain relief and lower blood pressure, among other results. In this study, [reviewed by HealthDay.com reporter Randy Dotinga][1], researchers wanted to see ...

Charles Jones on Domestic Violence...

Kristine Chapman

On Domestic Violence: Part of my teaching load includes a graduate course on ethics. Each term, I ask students to write a paper on the people and events instrumental in the formation of their ethical values. You might be surprised how often I read episodes of domestic violence. I am. ...

Red Shoe Walk to raise awareness on domestic violence

Karrey Britt

**BY SARAH AYLWARD** In order to understand the trials and tribulations of others, we are often told to walk a mile in their shoes. [The Willow Domestic Violence Center][1] is asking community members to do just that during its first annual Red Shoe Walk and 5K on May 6 at ...

Red Shoe Walk to raise awareness on domestic violence

Karrey Britt

**BY SARAH AYLWARD** In order to understand the trials and tribulations of others, we are often told to walk a mile in their shoes. [The Willow Domestic Violence Center][1] is asking community members to do just that during its first annual Red Shoe Walk and 5K on May 6 at ...

Kansas coalition offers ways to help end sexual violence; KU to have candlelight vigil

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2011/apr/20/212381/ April is [Sexual Assault Awareness Month][1]. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence urges all Kansans to strengthen their efforts to provide safety and support for victims and accountability for perpetrators in their community. **Each year in Kansas, the crime affects:** • 3,040 women • 962 men According ...

CDC says bullies, victims, and bully-victims likely to experience family violence

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/apr/21/212520/ That violence includes suffering abuse from a family member or witnessing violence in the family. They're also more likely to be suicidal and harm themselves, according to research reviewed in [this HealthDay.com post][1]. The amount of bullying is stark in this survey of 5,807 middle-school and high-school students who ...

Red shoe walk/run to support Willow Domestic Violence Center

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/dec/03/203795/ The [Willow Domestic Violence Center][1] is having its first “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K” fundraiser. The event challenges women, children and men to walk a mile or run a 5K in support of survivors. Participants are encouraged to wear women’s shoes for the ...

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5k

Kristine Chapman

WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER WILL HOST RED SHOE WALK AND 5K LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Willow Domestic Violence Center will host the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes ®: Red Shoe Walk and 5K on May 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Haskell Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Participants may ...

It ain't just Charlie Sheen who's behaving badly

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/mar/4/209265/ It's us, says Anna Holmes, writer and creator of Jezebel. In [this op-ed in the New York Times][1] Holmes points out that in all the hoopla about Charlie Sheen, we're ignoring his 20-year history of violence: > In 1990, he accidentally shot his > fiancée at the time, the ...

In one 24-hour period, thousands of appeals from domestic violence victims

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/feb/27/208887/ Every year, the [National Network to End Domestic Violence][1] asks the nation's domestic violence programs in all 50 states to tally the number of people -- women and men -- whom they help in just one 24-hour period. Last September 15 was the day. Of the 1,920 identified domestic ...

Health beat: Chiropractor's 'Have a Heart' cause, it's The Merc, nutrition carnival coming in March, state leader got start at Willow Domestic Violence Center

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/15/188532/ **Chiropractor has heart for children's center** Dr. Mark Howarter, of [The Chiropractic Experience][1], is participating in the annual “Have A Heart” campaign for [Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center][2]. Oklahaven is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sick children well using natural, drug-free chiropractic care. The Oklahoma City-based center draws children ...

Willow Volunteer Training to begin next week - still time to sign up!

Becca Burns

What is The Willow Domestic Violence Center? The Willow Domestic Violence Center is a Lawrence agency that provides shelter and other services to survivors of domestic violence. As the first shelter established in Kansas, we have been helping women and children since 1976. We need your help to continue to ...

New maps

Becca Burns

These maps are great! Thanks to the organizations and people who put them together! [Maps of Doug Co Service Providers][1] [1]: http://www.kansan.com/news/2011/jan/30/new-map-helps-volunteers-and-aid-seekers/?news

Opera sung by girls for girls - in town TODAY!

Becca Burns

Opera today at 4:30 and 7pm @ Lawrence Arts Center dealing with the issue of aggression in girls. Sung by girls age 11-18, tickets available at LAC Box Office and at www.lawrenceartscenter.org http://wellcommons.com/users/willowdvcenter/photos/2011/jan/29/206843/

Lawrence men sport red heels to support fight against domestic violence

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/dec/03/203795/ Former NBA and Jayhawk basketball star Scot Pollard has landed on the cover of newspapers and magazines, but never a calendar — until now. He’s pictured trying on a pair of red stilettos at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in downtown Lawrence. “Once they told me what the cause ...

Take Back the Night Event

Aleese Kopf

Each year the Willow Domestic Violence Center provides shelter to more than 250 women and children as well as counseling and support services to thousands more. Founded in 1976, WDVC was the first battered woman’s shelter in Kansas. One way the agency spreads awareness is through the annual Take Back ...

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