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Prioritizing Practical Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence When it comes to support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, two remarkable individuals have been tirelessly working to make a difference in the lives of those affected by this deeply troubling issue. Gayle Byrne, a dedicated OneEighty Victim Advocate, and Tina Zickefoose, Advocate/Outreach Specialist, are…Read Full Article
Generations Of Caring The month of October is dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness. Set aside as a month to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived domestic violence, and connect those who work to end domestic violence. It is also the perfect time to explore what would draw…Read Full Article
“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
When Rhiannon Whalen-Harris began her career at OneEighty in 2012, her role was that of a Community Educator. Fast forward to 2022, and you’ll find that Rhiannon’s current title is as long as the list of responsibilities she now oversees. New on her plate is the oversight of the shelter program as well as other…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
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
History of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM and #DVAM) This awareness month has evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), with the intent to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Common themes of advocacy activities…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
Sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence are traumatic experiences. Victims and survivors often do not know what they should do, who to tell, and how to mentally and physically heal after such an event. Escaping from abuse may seem challenging, but it is possible with careful planning. Creating a Safety Plan If you are living…Read Full Article
Domestic violence is surprisingly commonplace, affecting millions of men and women. In fact, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million men and women. Despite this, the issues surrounding abusive behaviors often go overlooked. That…Read Full Article