From December 2016

Domestic Abuse Killings Climb in New York…

Domestic Abuse Killings Climb as Murders Drop, Frustrating New York Officials By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. and ASHLEY SOUTHALLNOV. 29, 2016 Photo The police outside an apartment building in the South Bronx, where they said Alejandro Uribe fatally stabbed his wife, Nadia Saavedra, and then himself on March 7. Credit…

How ‘2 Broke Girls’ Star Beth Behrs Is Using Equine Therapy to Help Sexual Assault Victims 8:30 AM PST 12/13/2016 by Tracy Ross Courtesy of Taren Maroun Beth Behrs “Horses only respond to you when you’re being authentic. You begin to realize that your true self is enough,” says the…

Tinsley Mortimer using ‘Housewives’ to rebrand herself By Emily Smith December 12, 2016 | 10:07pm Modal Trigger Tinsley Mortimer (at left on Nov. 16) is plotting her big comeback after her trespassing arrest in April and other drama. Photo: Getty Images / Splash News MORE FROM: Emily Smith Tinsley Mortimer is busy…

Amber Heard Speaks Out…

‘     Amber Heard Domestic Abuse Letter Is Risky Biz for Depp Agreement 369 1,652 12/12/2016 3:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF Amber Heard is speaking out about domestic violence in a letter describing the pain victims go through, and in the process … she might be walking a…

Yes, Let’s Talk About Cosmetic Surgery.

Post-Trauma Cosmetic Surgery for Domestic Violence Victims Home » Blog » Post-Trauma Cosmetic Surgery for Domestic Violence Victims October 30, 2015 by Andres Bustillo, M.D., F.A.C.S. It’s a sad truth, but one that needs to be stated nonetheless: nearly 25% of women and 14% of men are victims of domestic…

Rachel’s Story…

Rachel’s Domestic Abuse Story Rachel’s domestic abuse story started as a simple ‘boy meets girl’, except this girl missed the warning signs and was soon subjected to intimate rape, beatings and death threats. This is the story of Rachel, co-author of “Real Rape, Real Pain”. My meeting with Paul was…

Please Read: As a Nurse, I Volunteer Here…

Welcome Health Care Without Walls was founded on the premise that women experiencing poverty and homelessness were falling through the healthcare safety net and needed attention. My vision when I founded this organization in 1999 was to create a new model of care that would break down the access barriers for…

Why Do Men Batter?

Who are the Men who Batter? Why do Men Batter? Can Batterers Change their Behavior? Court Mandated Counseling Men who batter come from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and walks of life. The abuser may be a blue-collar or white-collar worker, unemployed or highly paid. He may be a drinker or…

We All Know Someone In LA LA LAND

I recently attended a screening of LA LA Land. I am still thinking about this wonderful new movie musical.  Friends of mine saw the film months ago at Sundance and raved about it.  I’ve read other tidbits here and there about how magical and wonderful this movie is so I…

Release Date: January 2017

“Something To Be Brave For” [Excerpt] Earlier Christmas night Claude said he wanted to give the Christmas party as a thank-you to his office staff, but that really meant that he wanted to entertain and impress his favorite patients. “Darling, it will be so much fun with Mitzi and Gillian…

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Heard on All Things Considered Twitter Facebook Cyberstalking victims often don’t know they’re being tracked through their own phone because spyware apps like mSpy use misleading labels (labeled “android.sys.process” here) and don’t take up much data. Aarti Shahani/NPR We’ve looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how…

Nurses Led the Charge Against Domestic Violence

This history is documented in a new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine that highlights some of our research. “Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives” tells the story of nurses who pushed the medical community to identify victims of battering, adequately respond to their needs and work toward the prevention…

Release Date: January 2017

“Something To Be Brave For” [Excerpt] The rough odor of narcissus bulbs from their pots on the windowsills claws at your throat, and your jaw is stiff. In your peripheral vision you sense the glimmering green and silver and red of the family Christmas tree, shining with Rose’s paper and…

RAINN Helps Survivors Like Lucy

At the beginning of Lucy’s freshman year, she was dancing at a college party and eventually went back to the dorm room of an athlete. “I remember knowing in my head, somehow, you had to scream “no” or yell “stop” at least three times. And because I didn’t do that,…

Boston Tea

I met Cynthia today for tea. Of course, this is not her real name, but I am most protective of my former patient and now dear friend. We met at 4 PM at the Ritz Carlton. The torrential rains of the previous two days had finally stopped and our catch…