Mental health care is critical for survivors, but access often comes with a slew of challenges.
The ReDefine Parenting Program empowers parents, caregivers, and children to speak up when they hear or see abusive behavior.
The culture and availability of guns in the U.S. means that domestic violence often includes the use or threat of firearms.
Even after leaving a domestic violence situation, survivors are often saddled with mountains of debt incurred by their abusers. Can a new California law offer protections?
Four primary solutions to address the specific needs of survivors with disabilities.
Addressing domestic violence solely through the criminal justice system often doesn’t fix the problem or promote healing, and may actually cause additional harm. More holistic, trauma-informed approaches can give people a chance to process the deeper reasons for their behavior and allow them an opportunity to change.
Given the escalation of this problem during the pandemic, it’s time to fund more effective responses to domestic violence that truly make our families and communities safer.
Young people across California are sparking conversations in their schools and communities about what healthy relationships look like and how to recognize abusive behaviors.
“Tradition and culture are really at the core of who we are… It’s how we heal.”
In most cases, calling the police on abusers is unhelpful at best, and at worst makes survivors feel less safe: “It’s really time that we recenter on what the survivors are telling us.”
Relationship violence threatens not only students’ physical safety and emotional well-being, but also their academic prospects. Some campuses are finding solutions to help keep survivors in school.
Domestic violence, the leading cause of homelessness among women and children, is increasing during the pandemic.