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COVID-19 UPDATE April 2020

​​ COVID-19 Update Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage Courage Talk with Dr. James C. Rachal, physician at Atrium Health with a specialty in psychiatry
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South Park Magazine- The New Reality March 2020

These young advocates stand up to stop domestic violence.

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Stopping Intimate Partner Violence Before It Starts: Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage February 2020

Written by Grace Kennedy on February 19, 2020
If you think high school is too early to start talking about intimate partner violence, think again.Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.Nearly one in eleven female teens, and one in fifteen male teens, reported experiencing dating violence in the last year, yet three in four parents never discuss the warning signs with their children. It's time to talk about teen dating violence, and Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage (JKFFC) is leading the conversation. The Charlotte-based nonprofit seeks to create a future without intimate partner violence, and the best way to create that future is to start young.

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Hundreds of Charlotte teens learn how to stop dating violence February 2020

By: WSOCTV.com News StaffUpdated: February 1, 2020 - 8:38 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of Charlotte teens learned how to stop teen dating violence Saturday.

The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage hosted the Teens for Courage summit at Carowinds, where more than 250 students showed up.

They discussed relationship red flag warning signs and what a healthy relationship looks like. The students also learned what resources are available for their peers experiencing domestic violence.

"They are our future, and we want to make sure that they are aware, educated and that they become ambassadors for stopping dating violence before it begins," said Ron Kimble, co-founder of Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.

February is teen dating violence awareness month.

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Domestic violence and teen dating January 2020

Published: 12:35 PM EST January 27, 2020Updated: 8:46 PM EST January 27, 2020WCNC's Charlotte Today hosts Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson speaks to JKFFC Executive Director, Sherill Carrington and JKFFC Board Member, Rose Planer about the upcoming Teens for Courage Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Carowinds- Harmony Hall. Representatives from the Jamie Kimble Foundation have the warning signs of intimate partner violence, and how teens can get help.See the original story here: https://www.wcnc.com/video/entertainment/television/charlotte-today/domestic-violence-teen-dating/275-f7ac99a2-73a0-42b6-a064-0dfe6bc83da5 [..] read more


Wilson’s World: Previewing the Jamie Kimble Foundation’s Teens for Courage Event at Carowinds January 2020

January 27, 2020 By Jon WilsonCHARLOTTE, N.C. Wilson was at Carowinds with members of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, Mecklenburg County Support Services and students from area high schools to talk about the first Teens for Courage Event being held at Carowinds this Saturday.

Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Research studies reveal that 3 in 4 parents never discuss the warning signs of intimate partner violence with their children. The first ever Jamie Kimble Foundation Teens for Courage event was created to provide a comprehensive educational curriculum to reinforce the development of healthy and respectful dating relationships and teach students how to be active bystanders. The event is free but registration is required and is attendance is limited to 500 students.

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Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage: Help fight domestic violence January 2020

Allison Latos, WSOC-TV, speaks to JKFFC Founder, Ron Kimble and JKFFC Board Member, Rose Planer about the upcoming Teens for Courage Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Carowinds- Harmony Hall. [..] read more


Press Conference to release Study for DV Impact in NC - GOV Channel October 2019

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Study Shows Cost of Domestic Violence in N.C. October 2019

Spectrum NewsBY KATY SOLT CHARLOTTEPUBLISHED 5:17 PM ET OCT. 01, 2019 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A new study release by the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage shows how much domestic violence cost the state of North Carolina in 2018. The study, which was conducted by professors at UNC Charlotte, found domestic violence cost the state $503,834,780 in 2018.

In Mecklenburg County, the study found $49,713,431 was spent on domestic violence. The study looked at ten factors, including physical health care costs, mental health care costs, and incarceration costs.

Ron Kimble lost his daughter Jamie to domestic violence in 2012. He started the foundation to carry on her legacy, and to educate people on the signs of domestic violence. Kimble says the most important statistic is the loss of life in our area.

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9 Investigates: The cost of domestic violence October 2019

WSOCBy: Allison Latos

Updated: Oct 1, 2019 - 6:21 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many families are broken by domestic violence and the costly effects stretch into communities and places of work.

Ron and Jan Kimble told Eyewitness News Anchor Allison Latos they saw warning signs about their daughter Jamie's relationship, but admit they were naive, never thinking domestic violence could happen to their family.

"She never thought he would harm her," Ron Kimble said. "She saw the good in him. If I had one poignant thing to say, it would be that compassionate women can fall victim to intimate partner violence."

In 2012, Jamie was killed at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

The Kimbles turned their heartache into a mission by creating the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage. They have been working to teach the community that we all pay a price for domestic violence.

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