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]
  • Student Action Board Prepares to Lead “Escalation” Workshops
    — Members of MAAV’s Student Action Board will lead workshops on teen dating violence with the senior class of Melrose High School on Thursday, March 2. These workshops will feature a screening of the powerful film “Escalation,” followed by a discussion on teen dating abuse and healthy teen relationships. “Escalation” was created by the [more]
  • Register Now for the 2017 Melrose Run for Women!
    — Save the date! This year’s Melrose Run for Women will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017! This 3.5-mile women’s-only road race begins and ends at Pine Banks Park, and winds through the scenic Swain’s Pond area of Melrose. This year is the 20th anniversary of this race, which has become a Mother’s Day tradition ... [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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