“The dynamics of an abusive situation can vary miles long. Maybe you watched your mom get abused or you may even think abuse is normal. You may even like being abused or maybe you accept abuse because you believe you can make someone love you. Talking down to an abused person will not open their eyes. You’re just doing the same thing their abuser does. Sometimes a woman doesn’t know where she even lost herself! She just knows she found herself in an abusive situation. An abuser generally won’t just leave. They’ll call you out of your name, tell you, you can’t cook, attend church with you, criticized you from sun up to sun down but will not just leave. Also, most people will have high respect for an abuser while the abused stand idly by smiling and knowing the truth but … won’t say anything. It’s not ok. I appreciate Monica L DeBro for her vision and mission to help the abused.” Casey Perry
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please CALL 911. For crisis counselling services, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Hotline advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Join us for an intimate discussion on Facebook Live tonight as I share my story and the impact of domestic violence.
Slapped! Kicked! Punched! Dragged across the floor! Stabbed! Beaten with a fist! Beaten with a whip! Beaten because something happened at his work that had nothing to do with me! Beaten because he lost a card game that had nothing to do with me! Beaten because his lover made him mad and it had nothing to do with me! Wait! I’m being beaten by a man who was loving at the beginning of our relationship. I’m being beaten because of other things happening in his life. I’m being beaten because he needs to take his anger out on someone, but why? Why was he beating me all of a sudden? Something changed! What happened? Did I miss something? Were there red flags? I don’t think so. I never saw the first punch coming and I never imagined this significant life change at age 18.[Read more…]
The Elephant in the Room–the topic that’s often avoided, but absolutely necessary to discuss–Domestic Violence. “Nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically abused by dating partners every year” (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). A relevant topic of discussion at the Who Said…? Workshop was domestic violence to help the young ladies understand the impact domestic violence has on teenage and college student relationships.
Join NCADV in celebrating #GivingTuesday and the end of 2018!
In 2018, the National Coalition of Domestic Violence has continued to work to provide education, services, and change to serve those affected by domestic violence. With your continued support, in 2018 we have been able to work with Congress to enforce laws that protect victims from gun violence, make teachers aware of how to spot evidence of domestic or dating violence, and host educational webinars to provide survivors with empowering and useful information.
For 2019, our goal is to continue to provide these services to more and more people across the nation, equipping a larger group in the fight against domestic violence. Please participate with us for#GivingTuesday as a Year-End to support those affected by domestic violence and to make a difference to end domestic violence. Select the link below to donate.