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  • Proud To Support: Autism Action Network

          Autism Action Network is a national, non-partisan, grassroots, political action organization formed by parents in support of children and adults with autism, vaccine injuries, and neurodevelopmental and communication disorders. We are dedicated to advancing public policy issues affecting people with autism and related disorders, protecting their human and civil rights, educating the…

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  • Proud to Support: America’s Big Sisters

      America’s Big Sisters aims to Empower, Encourage and Educate young ladies in underserved communities to become positive, independent, goal-oriented and self-sufficient in society. Ensuring that every young lady is equipped with the knowledge to pursue a productive and fulfilling life, and to succeed in a diverse, evolving global society. Our young ladies will break…

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  • The Role of Patriarchy in Domestic Violence – Part 2

    “Why doesn’t she just leave?” In many cases, there are very few places women who suffer domestic violence abuse can go that ensure family safety.  Single women with children are more likely to live in poverty under normal circumstances but add the complications that domestic abuse may bring (lack of access to bank accounts, inconsistent…

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  • The Role of Patriarchy in Domestic Violence-Part 1

    When one man beats his wife, it is interpersonal violence, but when a million men beat their wives, it is structural violence.  Something within society is perpetuating or unconsciously condoning domestic abuse. In the United States the number of families where domestic violence is present is estimated to be around 10 million. For many women,…

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  • The Role of Patriarchy in Domestic Violence

    When one man beats his wife, it is interpersonal violence, but when a million men beat their wives, it is structural violence.  Something within society is perpetuating or unconsciously condoning domestic abuse. In the United States the number of families where domestic violence is present is estimated to be around 10 million. For many women,…

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  • Sex Abuse and the Foster Care System

    The foster care system is tasked with protecting the welfare of children suffering from abuse and neglect. However, many children taken from their families are subjected to sexual abuse and left in a more vulnerable and traumatized state. Several localized studies demonstrate the startling implications of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse in the foster care…

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  • 5 Tips for Promoting Healthy Eating Habits in Children

    The food that is aggressively marketed to children (think sugar filled cereals, neon colored yogurt, and pressed chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs) is filled with unhealthy ingredients, including chemicals and preservatives. How is a parent, committed to getting their child to eat healthy, supposed to compete with these colorfully, high sugar and salt content foods,…

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  • Malnutrition in America

    While the news is full of stories of malnutrition elsewhere in the world, many people don’t realize that malnutrition is a problem in the United States, as well. Malnutrition is the condition that develops when the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function. The…

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  • Saving Lives: Workable Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

    In 2017 over 70,000 people died of drug overdose. While Purdue pharma, TEVA, and many other pharmaceutical companies work on settling thousands of cases for their role in creating this opioid crises, drug overdose deaths continue to impact communities in the United States. We need to find strategies to confront the opioid epidemic and reduce…

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  • Corporate Greed: The Cause of the Opioid Crisis

    Opioids are the most commonly used and effective analgesic treatments for severe pain, but they have recently come under scrutiny owning to epidemic levels of abuse and overdose. In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. How did we get here? In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community…

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