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Voices (MCEDV Blog)

April 21, 2015

The following is a true story. However, some identifying details have been changed to ensure the safety of the story’s subject. 
This story first appeared on the...

February 23, 2015
People often tell us that they want to help end abuse, but they aren’t sure what they can do.

So this month--Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month--MCEDV and Maine’s domestic violence resource centers...

January 29, 2015

The Internet: today, it is ubiquitous. Many of us run our lives by it; our calendars, our banking, our job searches, our school applications are all online. We live in a culture of selfies, of posting about our days, of connecting digitally as...

January 22, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, so we here at MCEDV have been thinking about stalking—about what it looks like, how we talk about it and respond to it, and how it impacts people’s lives. The definition of stalking recommended...

December 18, 2014

We at MCEDV were deeply saddened this week to learn of the passing of Patti Bland, a national leader in recognizing the intersection of substance abuse and domestic and sexual violence. We are grateful for the way she impacted our work here in...

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving is upon us, and in the time-honored tradition of taking stock of blessings, we here at MCEDV wish to recognize some of ours.  In this field, it can be easy to get mired in the...

September 29, 2014

But awareness, while essential, isn’t enough. We need action. As I talk with people about the work that we do here at MCEDV, I hear them say clearly that they want to help. They want to be part of the solution. But they also say that the issue of...

September 10, 2014

As more details emerge about the Ray Rice case, people are questioning Janay Rice’s choice to stay with a man who was caught on camera beating her. Some don’t understand her subsequent choice to...

June 14, 2014

To all of the fathers who stand for peaceful, respectful homes...

May 10, 2014

This year, we hope you will join us in acknowledging...

May 9, 2014

Where are the men?

It’s a question that is lately being asked more and more often, and rightly so. Our culture, and even our own movement, has historically viewed the eradication of domestic violence as a women’s issue. But today...

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