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Spring into Action by Supporting SAFEchild

In Domestic Violence by Jennifer Bordeaux

April is here and Spring has sprung! Although we all may be walking around with pollen-induced sniffles, the promise of warm weather, vibrant blooms and Cadbury eggs (with the assistance of antihistamines) fills the air with excitement and rejuvenation. It’s time to come out of hibernation, get outside and get involved. A great way to get involved is through a local organization in your community. Don’t know which organization to devote your time? No worries, I’ve got you covered. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, April has been proclaimed National Child Abuse Prevention Month since 1983. We often overlook the occurrence and severity of child abuse unless we’ve had a direct connection to it, but, in 2015, an estimated 683,000 children were found as …

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Dating After Divorce: Tips and What to Expect

In Separation & Divorce by Jennifer Bordeaux

Valentine’s Day has just passed and if you’re separated or divorced, romantic dinners, red roses and heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates were probably the last thing you wanted to think about. However, there will come a time that you may feel you’re ready to get “back in saddle” and re-enter the dating world in search of that companion that will renew your faith in love and happiness, but that may be a little easier said than done. The pace and expectations of today’s dating scene may be quite a bit different than they were the last time you went on a date. What is expected on the first date? Is texting ok? Is the guy still expected to pay? What if this date is a waste of time? Re-entering the …

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Wake County

In Domestic Violence by Jennifer Bordeaux

Be InterActive this Fall Trees are sprinkled with rich hues of auburn, burnt orange and gold. Front porches begin to glow with iconic Halloween images, and children (and adults) are excited to dress up as their favorite super hero, TV character or movie star—you’ve realized it’s October. Now imagine for a minute that instead of planning for fun Fall activities, you live in daily fear of a controlling and abusive spouse or significant other. All you wish for is finding safety for you and your family, but you don’t know where to turn or who can help. But there is hope, safety and healing and it can be found at InterAct. InterAct is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing safety, support and awareness for victims and survivors of …