News & Updates

Here you’ll find our latest news and updates.

  • Tips For Talking To Young Children About Domestic Violence
    — When your child asks you a question about domestic violence try starting with “What have you heard?” This allows your child to tell you what he/she understands –or-misunderstands- and perhaps what concerns are prompting his/her question.   Keep answers simple Underneath a child’s question, he/she may be worried about his/her safety, so offer reassurance. You ... [more]
  • 20th Annual Melrose Run for Women a Wet, Windy Success!
    — Mother’s Day 2017 was cold, windy and rainy but it was still a great day at the 20th Annual Melrose Run for Women! Nearly 550 women registered for this event despite the dire forecast, and while not all of them showed up on race day, it was still a great group. Among the runners were ... [more]
  • Mentoring Group Celebrates Graduation
    — Our 8th grade mentoring group recently gathered to celebrate their “graduation” from our program. This group of mentors and mentees have been meeting with each other for almost two years, since the students started 7th grade. Now, they are nearing the end of 8th grade, and gathered together as a group one last time to celebrate ... [more]
  • Cool New Infographic!
    — The Safe STEPS For Teens Project has created this new infographic which answers the questions: what exactly is the project, and what have you accomplished? Special thanks to Student Action Board alum Alban Foulser and Task Force member Diane Bagley for their help creating this creative visual snapshot of the project!   [more]
  • MAAV at Community Read-In
    — As part of the Annual Community Read-In on March 2, Director Rebecca Mooney shared the book, “My Secret Bully” with 2nd graders at the Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose. Check out the list of other books on bullying available for loan from MAAV’s Resource Library. [more]

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