Tag Archives: Violence

Australians asked to watch for violence

Australians are being encouraged to take care of themselves and others this Christmas by watching their social media use and looking out for signs of domestic and family violence. Federal Labor MP Linda Burney said rates of domestic and family violence typically increased over Christmas with calls to a helpline last December spiking by 22… Read More »

Why Believing Sexual Violence Survivors Is Evidence-Based (and Important!)

Note: for the sake of this article, the terms “victim” and “survivor” will be used interchangeably, as individuals who experience sexual violence often feel a connection to one or both of these terms. Sexual violence — defined as any sexual act committed against someone without that individual’s freely-given consent — is a critical social problem;… Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness: 7 signs you may be suffering from PTSD and how to get help

It may happen once or it could take place over the course of several years, but  the psychological impacts can last a lifetime. Domestic violence is a reality for more than 12 million men and women in the United States annually, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This translates to about 24 people every… Read More »