sexual abuse

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 19, 2018

Emotional Outcomes for Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence

  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or a time to begin to understand the effects of domestic violence, which have been researched extensively. Domestic violence is […]
November 2, 2018

5 Ways To Stand Up Against Domestic Violence In Your Community

Whether you’ve survived it, known someone who has survived it, or are just a kind and decent human being who acknowledges violence is never the answer, […]