Because of the unfortunate cases of violence against women that are becoming more numerous by the day, self defense techniques for women are more important than ever. But you don’t have to be an accomplished black belt martial artist to defend yourself in a potentially life-threatening situation. All you need is the determination to take [...]
The list of complaints from men and women around the country stating that their local coalitions responsible for helping victims of crime is failing them is increasing rapidly. A victim from New York, reached out for help with job assistance from an organization that offers those services, simply never stepped up to the plate to [...]
Our whole world are filled with extraordinary people, people who are considered heroes, fighters, over comers and people just like you, a survivor. Are you one of those who has survived something you were not supposed to? If so you have probably made it through your ordeal only to find that you have come out [...]
Survivors In Action – A national interactive victims of crime non-profit organization is now picking up where other organizations and coalitions have failed.
Now, that Governor Schwarzenegger has cut all funding for domestic violence programs, SIA will with open arms, handle the fallout. Survivors In Action is not your “typical” dv organization. SIA takes pride in [...]
Do what you’re called to do and the universe will support you. You’ve probably heard this, but may be scratching your head thinking about your bills, responsibilities and all of the what ifs…
This is understandable. So rather than jump in with blind faith, I want to invite your everyday casual, rational mind to do what [...]
I notice that when people are told to write as a) a way to keep records of the ongoing abuse episodes and domestic altercations, or b) for the healing effect, they recoil.
If I didn’t know better I’d think they felt as [...]
I lived systemic abuse; I write about it, I know it from the core of my being. But, I never understood it so thoroughly until I was asked to explain it to someone whose life was altered dramatically by it.
What is “systemic abuse?” The word “systemic” is defined as “relating to or referring to the [...]
Tell me more about the “wakeful rest,” asks my proofreader. Well certainly, I think to myself. There is nothing I’d rather talk (write) about more.
What is the wakeful rest? Ahhh, that is the magic…the gold…the sweet spot, wherein the mind and [...]
Domestic violence is not over when the victim is safe and out of harm’s way. It’s not over until justice has been served. Even then, it’s not over. It’s not over until the victim is safe, justice has been served, and the victim is well.
Consider these facts:
Abuse, especially repetitive abuse, leaves a lasting “impression” [...]
Sexual assault is an act of sexual violence and aggression which occurs when a person is forced, threatened, or coerced into sexual contact without his/her consent. Sexual assault is committed primarily out of anger and/or a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim.
Examples of sexual assault include: rape, sodomy, fondling, indecent [...]