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A Fresh Start For Men And Boys Health Awareness Month

    June is Men’s Health Awareness month and in 2020 the theme is a “Fresh Start”. At a time when we have spent the last few months staying at, or close to, home while having limited engagement with others this seems very appealing. 2020 is also the start of a new decade and an…
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Understanding The Importance Of Choices When You Don’t Have Many In Your Life

Have you ever felt frustrated because you thought your feelings were not considered about a decision being made? Have you ever felt frustrated towards a caregiver because they made an assumption on how you may feel about something? Having the ability to make decisions in our lives is an important part of our well-being. When…
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Victim Blaming and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault is typically defined as, “illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is in capable of giving consent”. Given this definition, there are many misconceptions about sexual assault only including rape. Though, sexual assault is a…
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TheraPAWtic Benefits: How can our pets be helpful to us when dealing with distress?

TheraPAWtic Benefits It was a Thursday night at 7:15 pm. I just got home from a long day at work and nothing had been going right all day, in neither my personal nor my professional life. After I realized I came home to an empty house (no other humans), I immediately started to cry. I…
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Highlighting An LGBTQ+ Lens

You claimed to love me. But did you really? Is it really love if you make me feel worthless? Is it really love if you tell me I will never succeed? Is it really love if you so easily left when I clearly needed you most? You claimed to love me. But did you really?…
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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Awareness Month My name is Sarah J. and I am a member of Cape Cod PATH: People Against Trafficking Humans. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. So – what exactly is human trafficking? The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery, and involves the use of…
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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air and warmer weather is right around the corner. But everyone should always remember to be cautious of their relationships and what’s happening in them. Always remember there’s no time in your life when you can’t be affected by dating abuse, it can happen to everyone, even teenagers. Here are some…
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Creating Hope

A co-worker shared a beautiful quote with me that will forever be ingrained in my memory and follow me in everything I do: “the future belongs to those who create hope for the next generation.” Adults have the tendency to belittle the emotions and thoughts of children and teens under the not-very-telling correlation between wisdom…
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Domestic Violence Through a Seasonal Lens

Through annual local news reports and other speculation, the wintertime and Holiday Season are frequently associated with a “spike” in domestic violence. These articles often cite stressful factors like incoming bills, shopping, and family gatherings as reasons for the perceived increase. Here on Cape Cod, there is an overwhelming sense of a slowdown during the…
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HOLIDAY SELF CARE

Stores are bustling, lights are twinkling through the streets, and school vacation is just a few steps away; it’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? Although the holiday season can be filled with joy and love, it can also be a stressful or even painful time for many of us. You…
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