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How to teach children violence is wrong when one parent is abusing the other It’s a complicated situation: teaching your children violence isn’t right while they simultaneously witness, or have witnessed, domestic abuse between their parents. Jud...

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Leading facts and statistics on the LBGTQ population and domestic violence. The facts about LGBT partner abuse/domestic violence are often hidden by numerous myths and misconceptions. Common myths and misconceptions include the belief that women are not v...

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Most of the time domestic violence is discussed in the context of types, incidents, inter-personal dynamics and information on escaping and recovering from violence. Domestic violence also has an enormous economic impact from increased healthcare costs to...

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How you can speak out on this day for the victims and survivors of domestic violence Just in case you needed a reminder: 20 individuals every minute are being physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. Every day, 20,000 phone calls are made to d...

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Taking your pet with you when fleeing an abuser is mutually beneficial for you and Fido There’s nothing like the unconditional love between owner and pet. So it’s no wonder that having to leave a pet behind is a huge yet often overlooked barrier to le...

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6 tips for talking to children about domestic violence Talking about domestic violence is never easy. Talking about it with the children who witness violence can be both a heartbreaking and confusing challenge for parents to navigate. But parents need to ...

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Every parent knows the telltale signs of a good ol’ temper tantrum: There’s often screaming, tears, maybe some flailing of arms and legs as they lay on the floor of a public place. But when these angry outbursts are frequent and bring with them violen...

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Why getting the giggles can help your body heal after trauma The last thing most survivors of trauma feel like doing is breaking out into uproarious laughter. Living through trauma, like domestic violence, may bring with it a fleeting sense of euphoria an...

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The important first step of labeling childhood domestic violence Despite being known as the “Rock” (the other one), fitness expert Roger Lockridge, above, has long struggled with feeling anything but solid. From the very start, his family foundation w...

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