You can also send questions to PCADV staff, and record your thoughts, impressions, reactions, successes, and failures within the app.The app is designed to encourage parents to begin conversations with their children before they start dating and forming relationships outside the home and help parents navigate what can be delicate topics.On this day, and throughout the year, we'd like you to consider making a donation to PCADV.Any donation helps victims and survivors get back on their feet, aids prevention programs geared toward reducing abuse, and helps push legislation designed to reduce domestic violence-related homicides.The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has launched a new mobile app designed to give parents of teens and preteens advice on how to best discuss topics around communication and relationships.The Raising Respect app, available on both Apple and Android devices, navigates topics such as: Healthy Relationships, Mindful Parenting, Sex and Pregnancy, Drugs, Alcohol, and Relationships, Relationships in Media, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Communication, Social Media and Cellphones, Self-care for Parents, Self-care for Adolescents.Carole Alexy worked for more than 40 years as an advocate to end violence against women.Carole began her career in the domestic violence movement in 1976 when she helped to found the Bucks County program, A Woman's Place.
The purple purse is symbolic, because it’s the color of domestic violence awareness and the purse represents a woman’s financial prowess.Higginbotham has extensive experience—both professional and volunteer— working in collaboration with allied non-profits to address similar mission-based issues.For the last nine years, she has served as executive director of the Society of Family Planning (SFP) and the SFP Research Fund based in Philadelphia.As part of DVAM, many of our member programs across the state are conducting events and fundraisers such as 5K walk/runs, lunch and learns, ceremonies, and remembrances. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, PCADV also kicks off its month-long Allstate® Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, an annual fundraiser to help support victims of domestic violence who lack the financial resources to leave abusive partners.
PCADV is among an estimated 200 nonprofits nationwide who have helped raise about $5.5 million since the campaign began in 2014.
Her prior experience includes president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Chester County and executive director of the AIDS Fund.