Job Openings: Child & Youth Programs

We are currently looking to fill 3 positions in our Child & Youth Program. For specific information on each position  or to apply please click here. For questions about these openings please email John Thomas, Director of Child & Youth Programs at or call 352-377-5690 ext. 505.

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Peaceful Paths Speaks Out: Teen Dating Violence

What is teen dating violence?  Is that really a thing? Teen dating violence is very similar to partner abuse in adult relationships, in which one person attempts to have power and control over the other person through manipulation, “mind games,” belittling behavior, isolation, threats and coercion. ( However, abuse between teens also commonly includes tactics […]

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Peaceful Paths Speaks Out: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Witnessing or experiencing violence can have profound effects on children. Simply exposing a child to violence in the home can  lead to anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children may be physically harmed in an incident, and even if they are not directly involved, studies show that children are often more aware […]

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2014 Adopt-A-Family Program has started!

Our 2014 Adopt-A-Family program has officially kicked off. This year we have over 100 families who have signed up to participate in this program. We have included the flyer below which includes our general holiday wish list. You can also choose to adopt a family and purchase their holiday gifts. To participate or for more information […]

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When Someone You Love is Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence – Peaceful Paths Speaks Out

We have all been there. We have had a family member, friend, coworker, classmate (the list goes on and on…) who has been in an abusive relationship. It can be very difficult to stand by and watch someone we love stay with a partner who is controlling them, verbally abusing them, or even physically harming […]

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What Should We Really Be Talking About? Peaceful Paths Speaks Out

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – please feel free to share and repost this commentary by Dr. Theresa Beachy, our Executive Director Over the past eight weeks, we have been served numerous daily articles about domestic abuse and intimate partner violence from a diverse range of writers, commentators, and advocates.  From ESPN to the […]

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Local Domestic Violence Center Commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Dr. Theresa Beachy, Executive Director, Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, 352-377-5690 September 30, 2014 Local Domestic Violence Center Commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network closes out 40th Anniversary year with October events GAINESVILLE- Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network will again commemorate national Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October, closing […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month During the month of October you are invited to join us at any or all of our events as we work to end Domestic Violence in our community. We have many ways for you to get involved this year. Click here to download the events flyer! Graphics for Facebook […]

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Peaceful Paths Speaks Out: Be a Better Bystander – Empowerment in Action

To be blunt, domestic violence is frightening. Seeing it happen, hearing it happening or finding out it is happening to a friend is stressful. What do you do? Finding a supportive way to get involved may seem overwhelming.  You may fear that your instincts are wrong, that you’re blowing it out of proportion. The person being […]

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Gainesville Color Run: Register to run or volunteer today to help Peaceful Paths raise money!

We are thrilled to be benefiting from The Color Run Gainesville!  Join us this September 27, 2014 to volunteer or run and support our organization. To volunteer, click this link and pick your times and you will be contact the week of the race with the details.   To register to Run and support […]

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