In commemoration of October being Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month, the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is hosting an exciting family-friendly event – Purple 5K Dash to End Domestic Violence. 가정폭력 근절 The Purple 5K 달리기대회는 뉴욕가정상담소 (KAFSC, 소장 윤정숙)가 가정폭력 인식의 달인 10월을 맞이하여 가정폭력에 대한 의식을 일깨우기 위하여 마련한 켐패인의 하나입니.
#Eatforacause and help us raise funds for our Rainbow House Shelter which provides emergency housing, shelter and social services for women in need.
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Written by Kenneth An, Youth Community Project Team Member
There's no doubt that I've seen domestic violence in my life before I joined YCPT, through my friends' experiences and my own experiences as well. I've seen DV depicted in many books and movies, and I knew from a sense that it was wrong. I've seen my friends come to me for help or just search for help in general, questioning the immorality of it, why it's happening to them, and what they can do to prevent it from happening again. Or, even worse, how they could escape from it since they're too afraid to deal with ...
Written by KAFSC Staff Member, Lydia Baek, Youth Program Coordinator & Advocate
As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” When I was younger, I thought that the meaning of this expression was straightforward: I should study a lot so that I can have more control over my future. My interpretation of this saying reinforced my parents’ frequent advice for me to work hard and do well in school. So I studied hard and expected success. But eventually I came to realize that there are different kinds of knowledge, and different kinds of knowledge can lead to ...
Written by KAFSC Staff Member, Jenny Kim, Mental Health Counselor
Over the last few months, our clinical team has seen an increase in hotline calls and caseloads from parents. The parents who contact us are concerned for their children who do not go to school, are regularly using drugs like marijuana, and/or show anger through fighting and violent behaviors. Although KAFSC has services available to families who are already experiencing these kinds of issues with their children, the sooner parents can detect a need in their children and intervene with professional ...