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“It was my fault,” Dana said the first time she was physically abused by her significant other. “That is exactly where my mind took me.” Having grown up in a family where one family member used a push and pull, punish and reward style supervision, it was natural for Dana to be attracted to a…Read Full Article
Victim advocacy work is not for everyone. The job requires a great deal of empathy, compassion, and a willingness to listen and problem-solve — all skills exemplified by Kate Abruzzino. Since 2009, Kate has worked in Victim Advocacy services for OneEighty, based in Wayne County. She is a Licensed Social Worker, has a Bachelor’s degree…Read Full Article
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), aimed at raising community awareness about sexual violence prevention, public education about how to support survivors, and sharing available resources. Statistically Speaking In the United States, an individual is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in the United States has…Read Full Article
OneEighty started the Substance Use Treatment Navigator, a hotline available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, for those encountering substance use crisis. “We’re a resource, and it doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas day, you’re lonely, or it’s 1:00 p.m. on a Tuesday,” said Alex Morris, a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor and the…Read Full Article
You Can Help Make an Impact Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated this month to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, and educating people about this crime and how to spot it. In the month of January, the Department of State is dedicated to raising awareness…Read Full Article
While an abusive relationship often involves physical or sexual abuse, those are not the only forms that abuse takes. Abusive relationships are also characterized by emotional manipulation, even financial control. Here are some subtle signs that a relationship may have crossed over into the abusive category. Possessiveness Your partner needs to know where you are…Read Full Article
While the potential harm caused by alcohol abuse is well-documented, there is no denying that alcoholism continues to destroy lives in our own community and across the country. Because this is such a prevalent issue, we feel that it is best to review some key facts regarding alcohol misuse. Identifying Alcoholism Alcoholism is a chronic…Read Full Article