Tag: domestic violence

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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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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Light Up the Lotus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can make life brighter for survivors by helping us raise $5,000 in 19 days!  “A ‘Thank you’ cannot express the gratitude I feel for all of the amazing love and support that Safe Connections…

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Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence in October

Each year in October, Safe Connections is proud to be a part of YWCA’s annual Vigil for Women’s Safety and the Clothesline Project. People throughout the St. Louis community gather to support women who have experienced violence while remembering those who…

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