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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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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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National Foster Care Month Celebrates Foster Parents and Families

What led you to become a foster parent? The question was posed to a variety of people from different ages and backgrounds — single, married, widowed or divorced. “We wanted to expand our family,” said the married couple after years of infertility challenges. “We wanted to start a family,” said the same-sex couple. “I have …

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Signs and Symptoms of Grief | SAFY

Recognizing Signs of Grief and Loss During Social Isolation and Quarantine

Just a few short months ago, families were counting the days until spring break, celebrating Valentine’s Day or arranging carpools for spring sports practices. There were no worries about spending time with friends after school or running to the grocery store. Social distancing and PPE were words not used in everyday conversation. Fast forward to …

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