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(How to Make Sure) It Gets Better

This piece is written to capture the shifting norms, language, and anxieties surrounding relationship visibility and privacy boundaries. This autobiographical blog is designed to read as a casual social media post guided by memories of identity crises, bullying, homophobia, and doxxing. The piece also captures how power dynamics in the virtual space create very real consequences in life offline. 

 

50 Obstacles to Leaving

Leaving is not easy. On average, it takes a victim seven times to leave before staying away for good. Exiting the relationship is most unsafe time for a victim. As the abuser senses that they’re losing power, they will often act in dangerous ways to regain control over their victim.

Intersection Between Domestic Violence/Child Sexual Abuse and COVID-19 Webinar JL Heinze Tue, 02/16/2021

The National Center for Victims of Crime  host this webinar provides an overview of how COVID-19 impacts domestic violence and child sexual abuse victims. It also shares strategies advocates can use to assist victims of domestic violence during the pandemic. The webinar is presented by Tamara Chapman-Wagner, the Deputy Director for the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.