The Power of Empathy

Written by Dr. Eric Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” ~John Steinbeck The ability to … The Power of Empathy Advertisements

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On Kobe Bryant; How do we mourn those accused of terrible things?

Where do we draw the line between apathy and mourning after the death of an accused individual? Do we define an individual by the wrong they may have done or do we only pay attention to the good? And when is the “right” time to discuss these things after they have passed? Is there ever … More On Kobe Bryant; How do we mourn those accused of terrible things?

How to be an Active Bystander

“Sexual assault and relationship abuse impact many people on college campuses. Nationally, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes and that they are most vulnerable between the ages of 16 and 24. College-aged men and women also experience relationship abuse at high rates. Some simple steps to becoming an Active Bystander: Notice the … More How to be an Active Bystander

Repost: Mindfulness

Mindfulness in its modern meaning is inspired by a concept present in the Buddhist tradition. People often spend most of their time thinking about the past and the future. They do their daily tasks while their mind is wandering wherever. We are either in our past when our mind wanders and stops on bad experiences, … More Repost: Mindfulness

JDoe: Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Anonymously

Report sexual assault/harassment anonymously as a survivor/witness. When the justice system fails us, when we live in a rape culture, when you are too scared to come forward as a witness or survivor, report through JDoe. Together, we can puts crimes on the map so we can know how safe our communities are. If you … More JDoe: Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Anonymously

Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

“When a survivor comes out about having been sexually assaulted or abused by an intimate partner — whether it be their first time telling anyone or their hundredth — recognize that the process can be extremely difficult and that you should be as supportive as possible. When a victim comes out to you, remember that … More Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

Title IX Retaliation: What to Know When Filing a Claim

“Over forty years ago, Congress enacted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) to eliminate sex discrimination in educational institutions. Though much progress has been made since Title IX’s enactment, gender equity issues continue to plague colleges and universities. While responsibility for ensuring full and effective compliance with Title IX requires institutional … More Title IX Retaliation: What to Know When Filing a Claim

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Authors: Daniel J. Flannery Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University Mark I. Singer Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western Reserve University Caroline was having a hard time getting her daughter to go to school. The night before, her daughter saw the news … More Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health