Domestic Violence is generally categorized as a “woman’s issue.” That statement could not be further from the truth. Domestic violence is an issue that affects the entire family. Men actually can play a crucial role in helping to bring a stop to domestic violence. In most communities men play the intricate part in families that are dealing with and supporting domestic violence. For whatever reason, men have become programmed to believe they are not supposed to get involved.…Continue
As we all know domestic violence is a very sensitive subject. There are people who experience violence, activist who truly are devoted to awareness and ending domestic violence, and there are those who just love to talk about what they truly do not know. I am sure it is easy to guess which one I have a zero tolerance for. I am extremely opened minded, and love to hear what people have to say. However, when it exudes ignorance, and contributes the misconceptions that exist about…Continue
Successfully, escaping domestic violence requires planning. Part of the planning is knowing what laws are out there and how they can assist you.
The United States congress has successfully passed two major laws relating to domestic violence, and women in particular. The first law you should know about is the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. The second is the Violence Against Women Act. While both laws significantly impact the change in the fight against domestic violence,…Continue
On average teenagers downplay domestic violence. Many either do not know the signs or neglect to adhere to the warning signs that they have an abusive partner. “It can’t happen to me” or “That’s someone else’s problem” is the general misconception many teens take on the topic. Although domestic violence may be discussed in a health class, D.A.R.E class (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), or assembly it generally is taken with a “grain of salt” by most teens as they believe it could not be…Continue