Richard North Patterson I mean to root out this system of legalized bribery where all of us sell pieces of the government like shares of stock. – Richard North Patterson […]
The walls of silence surrounding domestic violence are coming tumbling down this October. The color purple is taking center stage. During the 2010 National Call for Unity today, I learned […]
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has an excellent guidebook for judges: A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases. If you are divorcing an abusive, […]
In October. Advertising Age, the bible of advertisers and marketers in the US, has hundreds of articles about how linking a product to breast cancer awareness will boost sales. Their editors and subscribers […]
On October 1, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Susan B. Carbon (NH) to be the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (VAW) in the Department of Justice (DoJ). […]
1.3 million women experience domestic violence each year. 200,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer. You’d think with such a staggering disparity in statistics that our world each October would be awash with the […]
My concern is for my readers for whom Father’s Day is painful. Sadly, too many of us had fathers who were absent or abusive or molestors. How do we celebrate them? Should we?
Heather and I agree that there’s safety in the spotlight. Her friends have posted billboards letting her ex-husband know she’s surrounded by a circle of protection. She is on a media blitz because:
I think the reason that domestic violence is the silent killer is because women tend to stay silent, and that’s exactly what the abusers want.
If you want to make a real difference, become a legal eagle watching over the court system.
We all know that “justice” in the legal system belongs to the affluent and powerful. But, I think many of you would be shocked to discover how easily the court system can be manipulated as an instrument of abuse.
Physical abuse is no longer just about bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse is about more than hurt feelings.
The long-term health impacts of domestic violence (DV) are being characterized as “epidemic” and a “national scourge” by Robert S. Thompson, MD, because DV affects between 25% and 54% of women in their adult lifetimes, and a disproportionate number of these women experienced physical or sexual abuse as a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,200 women are killed (three each day) and 2 million are injured each year from intimate partner violence (IPV). This impacts 15.5 million children.