Smartphone Safety Tips

Smartphone Safety Tips

There is much more to intimate partner violence than physical abuse, we have discussed it for you to read here. Intimate partner violence is centered around power and control, through physical, emotional, etc. Now that we have reached a time where technology is...
Abusing with Technology

Abusing with Technology

Technology has shaped our society in many ways. A major way it has shaped society is through communication. We can reach people many ways using technology; we can call on our cell phone, text message, FaceTime, Skype, message through social media, email, share public...
Barriers to Leaving

Barriers to Leaving

People experiencing domestic violence often report many barriers to leaving. With this thought in mind, barriers are put into layers and expanded upon within these layers. The diagram helps to understand the barriers better. Understanding these barriers helps to...
Warning Signs of Abuse

Warning Signs of Abuse

Many of the signs we are taught to interpret as caring, attentive, and romantic are actually early warning signs for future abuse. Review the list of warning signs below.   Please call The Shelter at 800-931-7233 if you or someone you know needs help. In an Emergency...
Addressing the Substance Abuse Myth

Addressing the Substance Abuse Myth

A dangerous but common belief is the substance abuse myth, that substance abuse such as; alcohol and other drugs cause intimate partner violence. This is dangerous for many reasons including the impacts it has on abusers, survivors, and society. It is important to...
Situations to Intervene

Situations to Intervene

Deciding to take action in situations is not easy, and we often have the thought, “it’s not my problem” but even if it isn’t directly your problem a person is being hurt by another person and that is a problem. Bystander intervention is not about getting in a...