From April 2017

Friday Sad News – A Blog Posting from My Heart

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community,   I hope that you are all well as we come towards the end of April.  Today, I share sad news.  My husband, Harry, and I went to the funeral of a good friend’s daughter who overdosed at the age of thirty-four from opioid addiction.  She…

Drug Addiction-Domestic Violence Connection Strong

Kristi L Nelson , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee 10:14 p.m. ET April 26, 2017 Jerry Vagnier, president and CEO of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, talks about opiates and its relationship to domestic violence. Buy Photo (Photo: SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) In his long career in law enforcement, Knoxville Police…

Support Denim Day – April 26, 2017

Denim Day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence. By participating in Denim Day…

Meet My Husband Harry – A Blog

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I’m Harry Bennett, Priscilla’s husband, and I wanted to say hello and let you know that I’m in complete support of my wife’s fight to end domestic violence.  We were discussing it over dinner—Priscilla made my favorite meatballs and angel hair marinara—and she said, “Harry, if…

Blog Posting – Monday Must-Have

Good afternoon, my dear Priscilla Bennett Community, I hope your weekend has been peaceful and filled with the smells and sights of spring. I was sitting outside in my little garden looking at the red tulips and yellow and white daffodils I had recently planted—I love digging up the earth…

Today is World Book Day!

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community: Please support the domestic violence community by purchasing a very affordable copy of my eBook Something To Be Brave For by Endeavour Press. I am donating proceeds to the National Network to End Domestic Violence(NNEDV.org). Click on Amazon link above and it will bring you right…

50 Facts About Domestic Violence

  Number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: 6,614: Number of women, in the same period, killed as the result of domestic violence in the US: 11,766 Number of people per minute who experience intimate partner violence in the U.S.: 24 Number of workplace violence incidents in the…

Spring Flowers Are Blossoming – My Newest Blog

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope your holidays were peaceful and filled your spirits with renewal.  Spring flowers are blossoming, and I love looking at, touching and smelling them in spite of my allergies—yellow daffodils, pink hyacinths and purple pansies. It reminds me of the cycle of life and how…

Melania Trump Visits with Victims of Domestic Violence

Apr 15th 2017 4:28PM Seven girls in Florida reportedly got a big surprise just in time for Easter weekend. First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit on Friday bringing Easter baskets and goodies to multiple girls who were victims of domestic violence, according to the Palm Beach Post. The…

Easter Sunday Thoughts — A Blog Posting

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community, I would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting the launch of my new novel Something To Be Brave For by Endeavour Press.  This process has been a rebirth for me, like Easter season. I have been dreaming about writing for years.…

Easter Sunrise Services Benefit Domestic Violence Victims

King’s Harbor Church hosts the 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service in Veteran’s Park on Sunday. Photo courtesy of King’s Harbor Church by Dan Bradford, pastor King’s Harbor Church Sunday marks the 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service in Veteran’s Park in Redondo Beach. For the past 19 years King’s Harbor Church…

By Renée Graham Globe Columnist  April 16, 2017 On the day Karen Smith was murdered, at least three more women also died at the hand of a current or former intimate partner. Yet only Smith’s death garnered national headlines because she was killed in a San Bernardino, Calif., school where…

  The event will take place from 7:30-9:15am at the Boston College Club in downtown Boston. We will in honor two stellar leaders who have shown what it means to put justice into action: Yvonne Abraham has used her voice in the pages of the Boston Globe to shed light…

The “Link” with Domestic Violence

With a majority of American homes — especially those with children — having pets, and with 99% of Americans considering pets as close companions and family members, pets easily become pawns in the power-and-control mechanisms of domestic violence. Perpetrators of intimate partner violence quickly learn that acts or threats of…

Feminist Theory and Domestic Violence

Feminist theory in domestic violence emphasizes gender and power inequality in opposite-sex relationships. It focuses on the societal messages that sanction a male’s use of violence and aggression throughout life, and the proscribed gender roles that dictate how men and women should behave in their intimate relationships (Pence & Paymar,…

Lupe Tells Us What the Women’s Survivor Retreat Did for Her

April 6, 2017 by Kayli Thompson By: Amy Thomson Transgenerational domestic violence, domestic violence that is transferred from the first generation of survivors to the next generations, sets up younger members of a family to repeat the cycle of abuse due to deep-rooted desensitization to the presence of violence in the…

My New Novel Is Released Today April 3, 2017

This is my big day! I’m so excited! My first novel, SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR, has just been released on Amazon, and I’ve been working hard on my author pages on Amazon and Goodreads, not to mention all the social media and blogging.  It’s so rewarding to finally see…

Big Little Lies…What Did You Think?

‘Big Little Lies’: Alexander Skarsgard Talks “Emotionally Draining” Domestic Violence Scenes Courtesy of HBO The actor talks to THR about working with Nicole Kidman and that “brilliant” finale death. [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Big Little Lies finale.] All was revealed in the Big Little Lies finale. The HBO…