Have you been looking for a way to help abuse victims online? Verbal Abuse Journal’s mentoring program is for you. Abuse victims and survivors apply for a mentor, we assign survivors to you, and then you coach them as they reach their goals – all through email. Coach one person or several – it is up to you.
Music heals your mind and heart RIGHT AWAY. It doesn’t take long to come out of a funk when you’ve got the right sounds flowing through your body. Here’s my Survivor playlist – my go-to songs for feeling good no matter what memory of abuse threatens my sanity.
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 […]
Red Door Productions introduces #TheDayItStarted as a prompt for abuse victims to tell about their earliest memory of domestic abuse.
Fortunately, today is a better day thanks to the helpful people I found while following my intuition. I know, beyond a doubt, that I am capable of surviving without a car, without a home, without a job and without a shower. The intuition I used to build the support network I needed to leave my ex-husband proved its flexibility to get me off the street and into an apartment. Into a job. I survived.
Abusers, when you think about it, are truly ridiculous people. Everything they saw we are, they are. Abusers project their worst fears about themselves onto us and then hate us for representing their fear. Support groups help you see this and can give back your sense of humor.
This outreach benefits me every day. I no longer feel alone or voiceless. Because of reaching out on my blog, I found the courage to locate domestic violence organizations in my local area for face to face help. Groups and counselors who know about domestic abuse are invaluable to recovery (and simply getting through the day if you live with your abuser).