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  • When They're Not Ready for Help

    When They're Not Ready for Help

    How to help someone who’s being abused even if it seems they’re not listening | %{make_a_donation_vertical} Your sister/best friend/coworker/neighbor discloses to... read more

  • Barriers to Leaving, Part 5

    Barriers to Leaving, Part 5

    The final 10 reasons why a survivor might stay | There are so many misguided beliefs about why survivors stay with an abuser. She loves drama. He just w... read more

  • How Police Are Trained to Respond to Domestic Violence

    How Police Are Trained to Respond to Domestic Violence

    The protocols for responding to domestic violence can help survivors know what to expect | Domestic violence has been found to constitute the single largest cat... read more

  • Barriers to Leaving, Part 4

    Barriers to Leaving, Part 4

    No place to go, no job skills and eight other reasons it can be hard to walk away | Psychology Today called Sarah Buel “the country’s sharpest weapon against domest... read more

  • Planning for Pet Safety

    Planning for Pet Safety

    Four steps survivors can take when escaping with their pets | When escaping domestic violence, survivors are often worried about pets’ safety if left with the abuser,... read more

  • Do You Feel Trapped by Your Faith?

    Do You Feel Trapped by Your Faith?

    When spirituality and domestic violence cross paths | Some religious communities provide a strong support network for survivors during or after domestic abuse … and... read more

  • Barriers to Leaving, Part 3

    Barriers to Leaving, Part 3

    Did any of these prevent you from walking out the door? | Survivors of domestic violence from any and all socioeconomic levels, cultures and genders face valid and ... read more

  • Packing Your Bags

    Packing Your Bags

    Contemplating leaving an abusive partner? Here is how to start preparing | If you are not in immediate danger and are considering leaving an abusive partner, there ar... read more

  • Barriers to Leaving, Part 2

    Barriers to Leaving, Part 2

    Why doesn’t she just leave? A DV survivor gives possible reasons for staying | Her son was only 2 ½ when Sarah Buel, JD, clinical professor of law at Arizona State ... read more

  • Escaping With Older Kids

    Escaping With Older Kids

    Fleeing abuse with adolescents and teenagers has unique challenges | Escaping domestic violence when you have children is always difficult. Sometimes, there are cer... read more

  • Barriers to Leaving, Part 1

    Barriers to Leaving, Part 1

    Law professor and DV survivor says there are at least 50 reasons a survivor may not be able to leave an abuser | Sarah Buel, JD, clinical professor of law at Arizon... read more

  • When No One Believes You

    When No One Believes You

    Have you tried to tell someone you’re being abused, only to be accused of lying? | It’s not your fault. Let’s get that out of the way right now. If you’re a survi... read more

  • Seeking Help Could Save Your Life

    Seeking Help Could Save Your Life

    Study shows women much less likely to be killed if they ask for help | Most likely, this headline did not come as a shock. At least, not for those of us who have eithe... read more

  • Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

    Protections for Undocumented Immigrants

    Abusers often threaten deportation, but VAWA was designed to safeguard all survivors | There is a sect of women, survivors of domestic violence, who are facing an o... read more

  • Looking for a Lawyer?

    Looking for a Lawyer?

    Advice for finding the right attorney for you and your case | If your experience with domestic violence creates a need to obtain a lawyer, it's important to take the ... read more