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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By OneEighty / September 28, 2021

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…

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Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

By OneEighty / March 8, 2021

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…

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Rape Crisis: Safety Plan

By OneEighty / October 29, 2019

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…

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Bringing Awareness to Domestic Violence

By OneEighty / October 7, 2019

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…

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Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay

By OneEighty / December 8, 2017

It’s a common question that victims of domestic violence face: why don’t you just leave? The reality is that many suffering from sexual abuse and other forms of domestic violence can’t simply get up and go. Emotional and situational pressures can keep someone from seeking shelter and leaving a harmful relationship. Quite often, a victim…

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Domestic Violence: How it Can Affect Child Custody

By OneEighty / April 2, 2017

Domestic violence has serious and far-reaching consequences, both physically and emotionally. As such, it should hardly be surprising that a history of family violence can significantly impact child custody rulings in a divorce case. While isolated incidents of domestic violence don’t necessarily eliminate visitation rights for the abusive parent, they can often directly influence custody…

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