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Senate Committee Finds Widespread Employee on Inmate Sex Abuse in Federal Prisons

     “There are common elements of vulnerability in each of these women prisoner’s victimization. First, these women, as you know, often bring multiple well-known vulnerabilities into the correctional setting – past histories of childhood and adult physical and sexual abuse; poverty; involvement with powerful systemic actors like courts, child protection, housing, and immigration authorities that control their existence and their families’ existence; fear and deprivation that is part of the custodial experience,” Smith asserted. […]


Girls Inc. Atlanta Hosts Mental Health Workshop for Atlanta High School Students

     The mental health and social and emotional wellness program at Global Impact Academy is provided through programming funded by Witherite Law Group. In 2021, Witherite Law Group donated $33,000 to Girls, Inc. of Greater Atlanta and this year they are donating $42,000 to continue these impactful programs. In addition to the workshops, the funding also provides a licensed therapist to provide counseling services, which are available to all students and families at the school. This helps extend the reach of school counselors, who don’t often have the time to provide counseling for students. […]


Black Women’s Expo features Dr. Frita Fisher, health experts on state of Healthcare for Black Women

     The affable Dr. Frita, as she is affectionately known by patients and peers, will lend her considerable expertise and commentary to Black Women’s Expo patrons and participants on at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. This compelling and comprehensive discussion will feature leading medical experts and health advocates to address health concerns and spotlight disparities in diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for women of color and Black women in particular. […]


Black Women’s Expo Is Transformational Experience

     Powerful exchanges between women in a range of fields and stations in life dominated the 2020 Black Women’s expo and participants were privy to an impressive series of panel discussions to underscore challenges to the wellbeing of Black women and their families, along with strategies for reducing the impact of health disparities and improving access to quality care. […]


Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Starting High-Risk Breast Program

     Piedmont Atlanta Hospital launches a high-risk breast program this month, providing a more comprehensive early detection program to women in the Atlanta area who are considered at high risk of developing breast cancer. The Helen S. Carlos High Risk Breast Clinic opens Jan. 12 at Piedmont Atlanta. It will be the first program of its kind in Metro Atlanta. […]