Yeardley Love’s family created the One Love Foundation after her ex-boyfriend murdered her. Her friends and family realized if it could happen to Yeardley, it could happen to anyone. Many of them saw red flags but either did not realize it or did not know what to do about it. As a result, they produced accessible, relatable, and modern resources to assist with starting a conversation about unhealthy relationships in order to spread awareness, share knowledge, prevent or stop abuse, and potentially save a life.
In February the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office coordinated a One Love Escalation Facilitator Training Workshop. Approximately 30 representatives from various agencies participated and were trained to lead a discussion about the topic. In response to the recent incident at Great Mills High School, the Sheriff’s Office held a focus group meeting on April 19th to collaborate on ways to branch out in our community.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and/or visit joinonelove.org to review all of the free resources available. Videos and discussion guides can be accessed directly or a guest speaker can be requested to start a discussion about unhealthy relationships. All ages and genders can benefit from learning more about the One Love Foundation.
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