Tag: abuse

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking has a misleading reputation as something that only happens overseas…That is not the case. As a form of modern day slavery it exists within the United States as a multi-million dollar industry. Victims of human trafficking are coerced…

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New Grant to Increase Bystander Intervention

You’re at the store and you see a parent hit and scream at her child.  Should you intervene?  Research shows that most people would look the other way.  In fact, experts don’t yet know the best way to handle these…

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A Fresh Start

When Young Love Turns Into Abuse Young love.  Ashley imagined all the promises her relationship had to offer, but she never imagined having to plan her escape. Her story begins here. Ashley’s romantic high school partner turned out to be controlling and abusive, and her life turned grim quickly….

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How to Help a Friend or Loved One Who is Being Abused

To truly help others is to empower them to act on their own behalf. To genuinely help your friend or loved one, acknowledge her capacity for self-help, thus avoiding the pitfall of becoming a “rescuer.” Some Practical Things You Can…

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Angie’s Story

Angie* grew up in an unsafe home where the main rule was, “Don’t upset Mom.” If mom got upset, Angie’s stepdad doled out the beatings. Angie married and left home as soon as she could manage it. Unfortunately, the charming…

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