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21 September 2015
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Victims of Abuse: Why Don’t They Leave?

This is not an uncommon question.  It is often asked by those who have not experienced and do not understand the complexity of remaining in a abusive relationship.  The truth of the matter is that many people who are in relationships where no abuse occurs do not immediately leave even when there is trouble in […]


8 June 2015
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True Words Out of Babes…

One of my two, too many, jobs as a LPC Intern is being a group facilitator for a battering intervention prevention program (BIPP).  With that being said, I work with men and women who have battered their intimate partner/family member.  I love facilitating these individuals, because they provide insight into why someone would hurt their […]


24 April 2014
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Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence

Domestic violence can be identified a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is utilized to maintain or obtain authority and power over an individual. Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, psychological, emotional, financial, threats or actions of actions that influence another individual. Like any other situation in life, domestic abuse has stages. The stages […]


1 December 2013
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Domestic Violence
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Financial Abuse – Common Signs

According the the Cycle of Power and Control seen in my previous post here, financial abuse is part of physically and emotionally abusive relationships. WomensLaw.org defines it as making or attempting to make a person financially dependent, e.g., maintaining total control over financial resources and withholding access to money, are some forms of financial abuse […]


30 November 2013
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Financial Abuse – Common Signs

According the the Cycle of Power and Control seen in my previous post here, financial abuse is part of physically and emotionally abusive relationships.  WomensLaw.org defines it as making or attempting to make a person financially dependent, e.g., maintaining total control over financial resources and withholding access to money, are some forms of financial abuse […]


National Domestic Violence Month 2013

Today is the last day of October National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  What is considered domestic violence?  The National Domestic Violence Hotline describes domestic violence as a “pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner”.   Whether it is sexual, emotional, verbal or physical […]


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