Category: Understanding the Issues

General information on all aspects of abuse.

A day in the life of a Crisis Advocate…

It isn’t easy to explain what a day in the life of a crisis advocate looks like because this revolves around callers who may experience a crisis at any given moment. So, as you read and learn about what this particular Wednesday looked like, keep in mind that…

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2019 Legislative Update: Domestic and Sexual Violence Under Missouri Law

The State of Missouri concluded its 2019 legislative session in May of this summer. There were some notable changes to existing legislation in addition to new laws that affect the way domestic and sexual violence are handled legally in Missouri….

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Defining Domestic Violence

“Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence,…

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