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October 12, 2018

10 Ways You Can Help Prevent Domestic Violence Where You Live

Want to do something to help, but not sure what? Start here.   More than one-third of women and one in 12 men have experienced intimate […]
October 5, 2018

Personalized Safety Plan

Personalized Safety Plan Although you can’t control an abuser’s use of violence, you can plan how you will respond to future abusive or violent incidents, prepare […]
October 1, 2018

The Cycle of Domestic Violence

The Cycle of Domestic Violence In 1979, psychologist Lenore Walker found that many violent relationships follow a common pattern or cycle. The entire cycle may happen […]
September 21, 2018

Don’t Ask Why Victims Didn’t Speak Up Sooner

  Sexual contact without consent is sexual assault: Even when it takes a victim years to come forward or when they struggle to identify as a victim, […]
September 14, 2018

Domestic violence: What college students and parents should know

 Nearly one third of college women say they have been in an abusive relationship, according to a National Domestic Violence Hotline survey. More than half of […]
September 7, 2018

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

“Why Don’t They Just Leave?” People who have never been abused often wonder why a person wouldn’t just leave an abusive relationship. They don’t understand that […]
August 31, 2018

No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

In the first version of her story, Grace Costa says that, on the night after Christmas, in 2012, her ex-boyfriend broke into her house, hid behind her […]
August 24, 2018

Identify And Assist a Trafficking Victim

Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim Everyone has the potential to discover a human trafficking situation. While the victims may sometimes be kept behind locked doors, […]
August 17, 2018

Preventing Violence After a Natural Disaster

  Preventing Violence After a Natural Disaster Natural disasters can cause a lot of stress on individuals, families, and communities. Stress can increase the risk for […]