LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin McGraw, two-time New York Times bestselling author, television personality and lifelong philanthropist, proudly announces the launch of When Georgia Smiled, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation's mission is to create and advance programs that help women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence, live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, When Georgia Smiled will debut its inaugural program, The Aspire Initiative, a domestic violence education curriculum, on upcoming episodes of the Dr. Phil show and The Doctors this October. This action-oriented initiative aims to reduce the level of intimate relationship violence in the US and instill the importance of bystander responsibility. The Aspire Initiative seeks to prevent the behavior before it begins, to stop whatever habits may already have begun, and offer safe exit strategies and resources for those in need.
This curriculum will be made available online, free of charge in both English and Spanish, to schools, youth groups, and other organizations that influence relationship conduct in age groups ranging from children and teens to adults.
"One in four women experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes, and that's millions of women too many," says McGraw. "There are many valuable programs to support those affected by domestic violence, and I believe that an interactive curriculum will be a powerful new tool in the fight. With this program, we will help prevent the patterns of domestic violence from occurring. This cause is one I have been involved with for many years, and something I am dedicating the next chapter of my life to."
About When Georgia Smiled
When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation, creates and advances programs that help women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence, live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives. For more information, visit www.whengeorgiasmiled.org.
About Robin McGraw
Robin McGraw is a bestselling author, television personality and philanthropist. She is featured daily on Dr. Phil, where she is a familiar face and friendly voice to the audience, speaking often to issues that affect women. Robin has worked for many years with a variety of philanthropic causes that serve to improve the lives of women and children. Robin is a national spokesperson for C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), and she and Dr. Phil have devoted countless hours promoting their recruitment project that has generated over $60 million per year during the last three years, totaling more than $180 million, to date. Robin is also a board member of The Dr. Phil Foundation, and a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. Robin has been recognized for her work in philanthropy with awards such as the Heart of Gold Award by the Starlight Starbright Foundation and the Big Heart Award by the Westside Children's Center. She is a sought after public speaker and has appeared on a variety of broadcast programs. She is the author of two #1 New York Times Best Selling books, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose and What's Age Got To Do With It?
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