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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children | SAFY

Recognizing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Families and Children

National statistics reported by Project Sanctuary are staggering: More than 10 million women and men are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. More than 20,000 phone calls to domestic violence hotlines are made daily. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. These figures are reflective of domestic and intimate partner …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | SAFY

SAFY Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

SAFY Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off September 15 and runs through October 15? According to the Hispanic Heritage Month website, the initiative dates back to 1968, when U.S. President Lyndon Johnson announced Hispanic Heritage Week. President Ronald Reagan extended it to a month-long celebration in 1988. …

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Pandemic Mental Health: It’s More Important than Ever for Parents and Youth to Make Mental Health a Priority

Pandemic Mental Health: It’s More Important than Ever for Parents and Youth to Make Mental Health a Priority By Judy Lester, Treatment Director, Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner It’s no secret these are unprecedented, trying times. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with seeming no end in sight, we know families across …

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Minority Mental Health Month | SAFY

Examining Mental Health Care for Minorities 

What we know.  What we can do. During this extraordinary COVID crisis, families are learning how to cope with not only the physical limits of protecting themselves from the virus, but also their mental well-being. For some minority children and their families, receiving the proper mental health care has been exceptionally challenging.   With July designated …

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