Many victims feel a giant sense of relief once they have escaped the powerful hold of an abuser. When children are involved though, the victim and often the children are forced to endure the same trauma and abuse, even after the divorce or separation is finalized.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and bringing the issues that often remain in the dark into the light provides the opportunity to stop cycles of harm. Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody believes education is the best tool.
The most effective way to help victims of domestic violence is learning to be an active bystander in your community. Bystander intervention is a vital part of the fight against domestic violence. An engaged bystander will be able to help someone by intervening before, during or after the situation.
For victims of domestic violence, smartphone apps can increase the likelihood that their perpetrator is taken into custody and prosecuted.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which normally receives up to 2,000 calls per day, counted only 951 callers between March 10 and 24. This does not mean that help is not needed; it simply means these victims do not have an opportunity to contact anyone for help.
Along with the rise in temperature comes a rise in domestic violence cases for shelter advocates and hotlines.
Stalking can happen to anyone. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s House of Hope provides assistance to those experiencing domestic violence and stalking.
By Darian Towner, CPN House of Hope Prevention Specialist Some of the biggest victims of domestic violence are actually the smallest. Childhood domestic violence occurs when a person grows up in a home where violence between their parents or violence towards a parent takes place. Statistics from the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that more Read More »
Darian Towner, House of Hope Prevention Specialist This year, many stories of sexual assault and domestic violence have come to light. We have seen its presence in the political sphere, throughout Hollywood, within our schools and in our daily news. Tackling issues such as sexual assault and domestic violence can seem intimidating with new stories Read More »
Submitted by Darian Towner, House of Hope Prevention Specialist The House of Hope Domestic Violence Program raised awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence as well as the program’s services at this year’s Family Reunion Festival by use of a powerful visual display. Beside House of Hope’s table stood a punching bag adorned with a Read More »