Dear Daughters, At some time, most of us have experienced that initial bliss we feel when we have hit it off with someone new. With the exchange of glances, the racing heart and the hope that maybe this is "the one," we can easily lose ourselves in a whirlwind romance. While listening to our hearts … Continue reading

Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills

  Dear Daughters, To avoid being an easy target for criminal activity, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Although anyone can become a victim of crime, you can greatly reduce your chances by considering the following information and safety tips. Types of Crime The Need for Awareness Crime Statistics Personal Safety … Continue reading Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills

Emergency Contraception

Dear Daughters, Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work. Emergency contraception is also called the "morning after pill." But you do not need to wait until the morning after unprotected sex to take it. There are … Continue reading Emergency Contraception

Date or Acquaintance Rape

Dear Daughters, Date rape is a violent crime with serious consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. Continuing to force sexual activity without consent is considered rape and is punishable under the law. Date rape can be especially hard for victims to deal with because it is often committed by a friend or acquaintance. … Continue reading Date or Acquaintance Rape

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Dear Daughters, Sexual assault is any type of forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior that happens without consent. Sexual assault includes rape and attempted rape, child molestation, and sexual harassment or threats. In the United States, nearly one in five women has been raped and almost half of women have experienced another type of … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Domestic Abuse Myths and Facts

  Dear Daughters, With the holidays approaching domestic abuse tends to┬árise.When it comes to domestic violence, it can be difficult to separate fact from myth. Because each victim's situation is unique, the solution to one person's circumstances may put another victim at greater risk. Well-meaning friends and family members may have misconceptions that can confuse … Continue reading Domestic Abuse Myths and Facts