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...