DV

July 2, 2018

Is This Abuse?

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive. In fact, many abusive partners […]
July 2, 2018

Consent

Consent CONSENT IS A MUTUAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARTNERS ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT TO EXPERIENCE. When it comes to consent, the phrase “no means no” doesn’t really […]
July 2, 2018

We Must Empower, Not Stigmatize Abuse Victims

Get informed about how to help victims of domestic abuse. The domestic violence issue came back into the media spotlight when the world was confronted with […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]