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  • Domestic Violence

    Safe and Secure: Home Modifications for Domestic Abuse Survivors

    Domestic Violence, Abuse, Safety, Safe Home

    A guest post by Nora Hood from Three Daily.   Mission Statement: At ThreeDaily, we believe that domestic violence is a form of domestic terrorism. Our mission is to raise awareness about the devastation domestic violence is causing in our communities by connecting and engaging with those seeking information about, writing about, and speaking out about domestic violence. For too long domestic violence has been swept under the rug. ThreeDaily brings it to the forefront. Image courtesy of Pixabay   As someone who came from an abusive situation, you can feel vulnerable beginning your new life.  It’s important to create an environment that helps you feel safe and secure.  With…

  • Domestic Violence

    Stepping Up: How to Help a Friend Who Was a Victim of Domestic Terrorism

    Guest Post by Nora Hood, threedaily.org Most people don’t consider domestic violence the same as domestic terrorism. But when you think about it, an act of terror in your home from an abusive partner is the epitome of domestic terrorism. In its simplest explanation, domestic terrorism is an attack on human rights, and the rights of the victim to feel safe and secure in their own home. People who suffer from domestic terrorism are caught in an ongoing cycle of violence and misery, and usually feel alone and helpless. But there is a way out, and through the support of close friends, family, and therapy, someone who has suffered through…

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    Patrick Stewart Speaks Out About Domestic Violence

    I haven’t written a post about domestic violence in a little while. So I just want to share some different posts highlighting Patrick Stewart and his campaign to bring awareness and the end to domestic violence. In a speech at the UN New York Hotel, March 8, 2013, Stewart said, “Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation.”  And, he calls for One Million Men to end the violence against women. If you haven’t seen it yet – here is the amazing speech he gave for Amnesty International: And this is a post by a young woman who recently had the chance to meet Patrick…

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    Domestic Violence: A Personal Story

    Domestic Violence is a huge issue in today’s world. I want to reach as many people as possible in order to help those that need it. And, I know that sometimes it helps more when you hear about someone else who has been there. Someone who has walked in your shoes and survived. So today’s guest, Michelle Wright, has bravely offered up her story. She is a survivor and she tries to reach out and help those who need it. This is my story. I stayed too long…don’t let it happen to you.  Michelle. There are no other names in my story and some situations have been changed for reasons…

  • Child Abuse,  Domestic Violence,  Substance Abuse

    Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love?

    Today I’m turning my blog over to Kassandra Lamb. Writing and psychology, have always vied for number one on Kassandra Lamb’s Greatest Passions list. In her youth, she had to make a decision between writing and paying the bills. She was partial to heat, electricity and food, so… Now retired from a career as a psychologist, she spends most of her time in an alternate universe with her always kind, generous and insightful protagonist, Kate. When not at her computer, transported in mind and spirit into Kate’s world, she lives in Florida and Maryland, with her husband and her Alaskan Husky, Amelia. She also hangs out on Twitter and Facebook. Take…

  • Child Abuse,  Domestic Violence

    Protecting the Abused

    My heart is heavy as I write today’s post. Within the past two weeks, I’ve read about child sexual abuse, missing persons, rapes by spouses, teens driven to suicide by bullying, and children being killed by their parent. Is this the world we live in? After twenty years of working with families and children, I’m still shocked by each new tragedy. I still feel the emotional rawness of each new story. I still feel the despondency at the loss of innocence. I still feel the rage at those who would cause harm to others. I still feel the overwhelming need to make things right. Realistically, I know I am one…

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    Domestic Violence: Are You Safe at Home?

    Robert Montgomery said, “Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” What a beautiful sentiment. Home should be a place where all who abide there feel safe and cherished. Unfortunately, there are some homes that know violence and fear instead. According to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2.3 million Americans are raped or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner each year.  One in four women will experience intimate partner abuse at some point in their lives.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, more than three women are murdered…