Category: Understanding the Issues

General information on all aspects of abuse.

Types of Domestic Violence

When people think about what domestic violence looks like, they often think about it in terms of bruises and black eyes. While physical abuse is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, the reality is that domestic violence…

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Abuse in LGBTQ+ Relationships

Domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention movements have become stronger since these issues hit the public spotlight. Notable cultural shifts, like the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Title IX advocacy, criminalization of marital rape, are clear signs that increased awareness and…

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Sex Trafficking: What you didn’t know

When most people think about human trafficking, they often think about it as a problem that does not happen in the United States. The reality is, human trafficking is a national and international crime that occurs frequently within the United…

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Making a Safety Plan

Safety Planning Though you do not have control over your partner’s violence, you do have a choice about how to get yourself and your children to safety. Leaving must be done with a careful plan. Abusers often become more violent…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Am I really at risk for dating violence? Hey there! I’m Katie, an intern at Safe Connections. I was assigned a story on teen dating violence, and was shocked when I started looking up the facts. I’m 22 and I…

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