It’s Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This issue happens more often than most people realize – which is why bringing awareness to it is so important. Let’s talk about what sexual violence is, who is at risk, and what we can do to prevent it. Content Warning: This blog discusses various forms of […]

Awareness, Domestic Violence

February 8, 2024

Shining a Light on Sexual Violence

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. How much do you really understand about this worldwide issue? Let’s talk about it. Human trafficking isn’t a simple issue. The portrayals of trafficking shown in movies and on TV usually aren’t realistic or accurate. So what does human trafficking actually look like? And what can we do […]

Blog, Domestic Violence

January 11, 2024

Uncovering the True Nature of Human Trafficking in the US and Beyond

Domestic violence, like mental illness, isn’t discussed enough. We need to have open, honest dialogues and break the stigmas and silence! Domestic violence reports are on the rise throughout the US since Covid as people’s routines and lives have been so disrupted. Society/employers/government need to do more for the people struggling. It’s important to be aware […]

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, PTSD, Relationships, Support, Therapy

August 19, 2020

Domestic Violence Resources and 2020 Update

If you are currently in your teens or twenties, you are in an incredibly formative time of your life. You’re learning something every single day, and the experiences you have now will shape your life for years to come. Your romantic experiences and relationships will be especially impactful. Unfortunately, statistics show that as many as […]

Domestic Violence, Teenagers

February 15, 2017

Teen Dating Violence: Raising Awareness & Breaking The Cycle

In a perfect world, we could count on our family to be there for us, to protect us, and to always have our best interests at heart. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect. Family members aren’t always there for us the way we need them to be. Sometimes, they are even the primary sources […]

Domestic Violence

October 18, 2016

Abusive Relationships: 15 Warning Signs

“Break the silence!” For too long, sexual assault (and other forms of sexual violence) has been swept under the rug. Though it is considered largely taboo to talk about in our culture, as many as 1 in 3 women (and 1 in 7 men) will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. April […]

Domestic Violence

April 6, 2016

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Sexual Assault

For decades, it has happened behind closed doors. People have whispered, but no one has dared to discuss it openly – let alone admit to having experienced it themselves. Most victims assume they are all alone, but they don’t realize that as many as 1 in 3 women and will experience it at some point […]

Domestic Violence

October 15, 2015

10 Staggering Domestic Violence Statistics