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16 questions devised by John Hopkins School of Nursing saves the lives of domestic violence victims across the nation. Take the quiz and then call the NDVH.

Domestic Violence Response Strategy Saves Lives-Take a Quiz

Fatalities from domestic violence cases in Maryland are down 30% thanks to a simple 16 question checklist and a call to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at the time of the 911 call response. After the officer gives the quiz, she or he calls a number that allows the victim to talk to the National […]

If we get upset about outrageous behavior on our playing fields, shouldn't we get upset about the same behavior at home?

Grabbing My Face is Domestic Violence

Maybe I’d experienced so much fear and acts of violence (banging cabinets, slamming drawers, blocking of doors, etc.) that my fear level was off-kilter. Actions and threats that should have scared the shit out of me no longer bothered me as they would someone who witnessed them from afar. Maybe I wasn’t as afraid as I should have been because I was afraid of him all the time (I called it anxiety).

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Crisis Writing

Not too long ago, I was talking to my sister about how I tend to reach out to other people when I’m embroiled in an emotional crisis, but as soon as things smooth out, the people who were my support stop hearing from me. Until the next crisis. And today, I was discussing this blog […]


Okay, let’s do something a little different. I’m not going to tell you what this conversation was about. Instead, I’m going to share what I wrote down, what I heard him say verbatim, and let you fill in the blanks. Gullible Sucker Don’t take it personal Don’t get this twisted Unbelievable That’s (how he talks […]

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