From January 2017

Predators Fight Violence Against Women With New Ad, Donation

TERESA M. WALKER (AP Sports Writer) The Associated Press•January 25, 2017 View photos FILE – In this April 5, 2016, file photo, Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville…

Mary Was All Of Us…

Pop Culture Jan 25 2017, 4:24 pm ET Mary Tyler Moore, Television Legend, Dead at 80 by Phil McCausland Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead at Age 803:27 Mary Tyler Moore, a pop-culture icon who became a torch bearer for the changing perception of women in television, died Wednesday in…

Indiana Bill Would Keep Pets With Domestic Violence Victims

Victims of domestic violence could take their pets with them after leaving the relationship under an Indiana lawmaker’s measure that seeks to remove an impediment to reporting abuse. Animal advocates and domestic violence organizations spoke in favor of the bill during the committee hearing Wednesday, the Evansville Courier and Press…

Domestic Violence Victims Turned Away

  Uploaded: Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 9:07 am County turns away 2,500 requests every year, advocates say by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Erin O. stands outside the Los Gatos Library on January 16, 2017. She lost her home, children and finances after her partner froze access and lived…

A Mother’s Story…

  Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Yates, who had been living in Houston under the name Liana Waldberg, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 16, without incident and faces arraignment Wednesday in Rhode Island on a fugitive charge. (Harris County…

“Why Do I Love My Abuser?”

  We hear from many people who are in abusive relationships, and even those who have left relationships, but say that they love their abusive partner. They wonder, “Why do I love someone who has hurt me so much?” It can feel strange, confusing and even wrong to love someone…

Please Read Audrey’s Story…

What A Vicious Burn Attack Taught This Woman About Inner Beauty   Photo: Courtesy of Audrey Mabrey. Beauty is most often cast as fun, frivolous, and vain. And though in the larger picture, things like mascara, blush, and lipstick indeed seem lighthearted — it is the business of appearances, after…

Domestic Violence in Affluent Marriages

Opening up about domestic violence, either to the police or one’s friends and family, is often difficult and frightening for many survivors. Many feel a sense of guilt and shame, as though some amount of responsibility for the abuse falls on their shoulders. This can be for myriad illogical reasons:…

A Conversation with a Hotline Advocate: Josephine

“My hope is that one day our phones will stop ringing, and we will all live in a nonviolent world where everyone is treated with respect.” – Josephine S., Hotline advocate since 1996 Josephine has been answering the phones as an advocate at The Hotline for 20 years. This new…

“Closure” on NFL’S Domestic Violence Inquiry?

Jan 16 (The Sports Xchange) – Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see “closure” on the NFL’s domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the league’s leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic…

Mariska Hargitay Speaks Out

Mariska Hargitay: ‘SVU’ helped change society’s views on rape By Tashara Jones January 12, 2017 | 10:00pm Modal Trigger Mariska Hargitay at TV Guide’s “Law & Order: SVU” party AP Mariska Hargitay says the best thing about having spent 18 years on “Law & Order” is that the show has helped…

Don’t Be the Next Tara

Prosecutors dismissed his domestic violence charges — then, police say, he killed his wife Tara O’Shea-Watson saw her husband indicted on burglary and domestic-violence charges against her. Then he walked free. For years, friends said, Tara O’Shea-Watson (right) had been a victim of domestic violence. Her estranged husband, Jeremiah Monell,…

Domestic Violence Gun Debate Resumes in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A debate over whether domestic abusers can have guns is returning to the General Assembly this year after legislation was defeated during the final hours of last year’s session. At least two bills aimed at keeping guns away from people who have committed misdemeanor domestic violence…

Why Unloved Daughters Fall for Narcissists

At some level, the relationship between a narcissist and the unloved daughter is a lot like an Animal Planet kind of thing—all about predators and prey. Just imagine the voice-over with a British accent: “Here we are on the veldt and the gazelle leaps gracefully, not knowing, not sensing that…

Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Antisocial Personality Disorder* is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights of other people that often manifests as hostility and/or aggression. Deceit and manipulation are also central features. In many cases hostile-aggressive and deceitful behaviors may first appear during childhood. These children may hurt or torment…

A Toxic Person Will Try This…

If abusers can’t get you to turn against your friends, family, and loved ones, they will do all they can to turn your friends, family, and loved ones against you. He/she will tell them lies about you; anything he/she can, to make them think less of you. Don’t let what…

Family, Friends and Co-Workers

As a friend, family member or co-worker of someone who is being abused, there are many things you can do to prepare yourself to offer supportive and empowering assistance Learn about domestic violence – Read our website’s Learn about Abuse section, talk to a domestic violence advocate, read books, or…

Why Men Don’t Leave…

If we listen to men who abuse their wives, what we hear is how terribly inadequate these women are for the men. At the same time, we know that abusive men are tremendously dependent on their partners. Fear of rejection, emotional withdrawal, and/or abandonment are major factors that actually cause…

Tamron Hall Launches Fund in Memory of Her Sister Renate

  Support this fund now Tamron Hall and her family, including her sister’s two sons Damion and Leroy, were devastated by domestic violence when her sister Renate was killed and they were left with guilt and questions about what they should have done. Tamron recognized the importance of raising awareness…