Category Archives: Intimate Partner Violence

How to Avoid an Abuser: Understanding Grooming

What about adult survivors of childhood abuse who have a pattern of difficult relationships in adulthood? How do they learn to break the cycle? Continue reading

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Domestic Violence: It Can Happen To Anyone

Rihanna’s interview on Good Morning America illustrates common issues for domestic violence survivors. Continue reading

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Violence Unsilenced: Trauma and Bearing Witness

To have a witness to the horrors that were once secret can be empowering. Part of what is damaging about abuse is the sense of isolation, of being cut off from and different from others. The reality is that abuse is in fact a far too common experience and survivors may gain a sense of connection and further their healing by reclaiming their voices and telling their stories. Keeping the secret of abuse only furthers the agendas of abusers. Continue reading

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Silent Too Long, Silent NO More! Rally and March Against Domestic Violence

Right here in Chicago Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be commemorated with a rally and march: Silent Too Long, Silent NO More! Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Continue reading

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