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  • Calling a Hotline: What You Can Expect

    Calling a Hotline: What You Can Expect

    Yes, you’ll find nonjudgmental support. No, you don’t have to give them your name | Across the country, domestic violence hotlines have been set up with the sole i... read more

  • 'I Went Back'

    'I Went Back'

    Why some survivors return and what happens next | In an anonymous survey on DomesticShelters.org, more than 40 percent of the 366 responders said they chose to retu... read more

  • When 911 Can't Find You

    When 911 Can't Find You

    Calling for help from a cell phone might make it hard to track you down. Smart911 helps emergency responders get to you | True or false? If you call 911 from a cell... read more

  • Living Through Extreme Stalking

    Living Through Extreme Stalking

    A survivor of a relentless stalker shares four things she did, and continues to do, while being stalked by her ex | At one point during Mike Bonert’s stalking of Vi... read more

  • Do Survivors Lie?

    Do Survivors Lie?

    False allegations of domestic violence are rampant ... or are they? | Google “false allegations of domestic violence” and a litany of defense attorneys and men’s ri... read more

  • Breaking Your Lease Without Breaking the Bank

    Breaking Your Lease Without Breaking the Bank

    Options for survivors to terminate their lease and move on | When home, sweet home has become more like home, terrifying home, how do you get out? If you’re ren... read more

  • Will My Partner Be Violent After I Leave?

    Will My Partner Be Violent After I Leave?

    How to predict violence after leaving an abuser | We know that leaving is the most dangerous time for a domestic violence survivor. Abusers often lash out in an att... read more

  • The SAFE Child Act

    The SAFE Child Act

    What this proposed legislation means to protective parents fighting for custody | For all those frustrated parents currently battling their abusive exes in court fo... read more

  • Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    The potential and pitfalls of new messaging technology | Texting is a great way to communicate, especially since it can be more private than a phone call and quicke... read more

  • Finding Your Financial Footing After Abuse

    Finding Your Financial Footing After Abuse

    When the abuser controls your money, it can feel impossible to start over | Do you think romance or red flag when a potential mate tells you, “You don’t need to get... read more

  • Training to Spot Abuse

    Training to Spot Abuse

    New Illinois law makes domestic violence awareness part of beauty professionals’ education | A new law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires licensed beauty profess... read more

  • The Mind-Trip That Is Emotional Abuse

    The Mind-Trip That Is Emotional Abuse

    How to recognize the signs of an abuse that leaves no bruises | People often think that domestic violence means physical hostility—fistfights, shoving matches, hair... read more

  • Safety Planning With Your Kids

    Safety Planning With Your Kids

    When putting a plan in place to leave an abuser, don’t leave the kids out of the loop | If you are getting ready to leave an abuser, you’ll need to plan for the saf... read more

  • Leaving Without Dying

    Leaving Without Dying

    One security expert says abusers are more dangerous than any other type of attacker, especially when a survivor leaves | As a threat advisor by profession, Spencer ... read more

  • Calling the Police Shouldn't Be Another Barrier

    Calling the Police Shouldn't Be Another Barrier

    10 tips on how to report domestic violence without fear | Most incidents of domestic violence are committed behind closed doors, shielded from police patrols and wi... read more