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Not Just a Fluke, Rush's Remarks Sting

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 2:55 PM

As Executive Director of Break the Cycle, I get to work with young people to help them understand the sometimes subtle differences between healthy, unhealthy and abusive communication -- which is why Rush Limbaugh's recent abusive comments made towards Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke are particularly hair-raising. If...

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Too Little Too Late?

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 2:50 PM

Cindi Santana and her family did everything right to ensure her safety and the system failed them. We all failed them. Responding appropriately to dating abuse requires parents, schools, community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to work together and we were not ready.


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Dating Violence? Maybe Not But MTV's 16 & Pregnant Does Not Make Me LOL

(7) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 2:26 PM

MTV's Teen Mom "star" Amber Portwood was officially charged last week with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery. The charges against Amber were derived from footage recorded by MTV during the shoot.

This news came immediately on the heels of an episode of MTV's 16...

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Virginians Take Heed: Dating Violence is Not Going Away

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 3:39 PM

This post was co-written with M.C. Sungaila, President of Break the Cycle Board of Directors.

The horrifying news of 22-year-old Yeardley Love's tragic death last week was compounded by the equally horrifying news that the alleged perpetrator is none other than her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend, George Huguely. Her death was a...

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What Good is a Month?

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 2:06 PM

This February is Black History Month. It is also American Heart, Children's Dental Health, Marfan Awareness, Library Lovers' and as of this year, Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. As a leader of Break the Cycle, a national abuse prevention organization, I don't want to discount the effort it...

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