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We are including a content warning due to discussions of reproductive coercion, slavery, and racism in this blog.

Each June, Pride Month gives space for the LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate their identities, grieve their losses, and remember their history. Through the parades and festivals, candle-lit vigils, and increased awareness and celebration of queer identities, Pride Month should also serve as a reminder to more closely examine the continued needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Father’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the father figures in our lives. This year, we can honor our father figures by examining the expectations that traditional masculinity places on men and boys in society and exploring ways to challenge them.

The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence joins the voices raised from across the nation calling for justice and an end to racism. The murder of George Floyd is one more heartbreaking revelation of the inequity, danger and oppression that Black Americans face every day.

The last few months have tested our resiliency, practices, and creativity as we navigate new challenges in our work. DCADV remains committed to the development of Delaware's workforce, and continues to provide training to meet the needs of our community.

Research has shown that exposure to trauma increases an individual’s lifelong risk for serious health issues. Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care may improve patient engagement, enhance outcomes, and reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care and social service sectors. This infographic explores: “What is trauma?”, “What is the impact of trauma on health?”, and “How can providers become trauma-informed?”

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by crime. This week is a time to recognize progress that has been
achieved in cementing victims’ rights and to raise awareness of their rights.

Lovely Lacey, Operations Coordinator for Black Mothers in Power, discusses the disparities around pregnancy and birth complications, especially for black mothers and their children.

DCADV is hard at work along with our member agencies, police departments, hospitals and other service agencies. Also, enjoy the interview with Paulette Sullivan Moore.

Learn more about the national trend in both sexual violence prevention and preventative medicine to make medical providers more informed about how to provide a trauma-informed, evidence-based response to patients who disclose victimization. This will help prevent further traumatization and victimization of survivors.

Kenzie Swanson, the DELTA Project Coordinator from Turning Point at People's Place, talks about the DELTA Impact Project and working with youth in violence prevention.

Stephanie Rodriguez, LCSW, DVS, discusses Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and how we can empower and support youth in their relationships.

Learn more about Human Trafficking and the warning signs

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