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Escaping Violence

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    Safety for Undocumented Victims of Abuse

    Fearing deportation, illegal immigrants often stay silent about domestic violence | Domestic violence is a crime no one is immune to. No matter a person’s class, stat... read more

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    Power Positions

    What happens when a person with fame and influence chooses to abuse | Abusers are sly. They start out as charming, thoughtful, kind, before morphing into something th... read more

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    Domestic Violence in the Military

    Why abuse is more prominent and less reported among military couples | One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and couples in the milita... read more

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    Why Doesn't She Just Leave?

    Many survivors with abusive partners are trapped out of fear | A commonly heard question when it comes to abuse is, “Why doesn’t the victim just leave?” It seems... read more

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    When It's Time to Go: Part II

    8 steps to take to get out safely and hide well  | A safety plan is important to think about when a survivor is ready to leave their abuser. Part I&n... read more

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    Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

    Achieving financial freedom is one step toward starting a new life after abuse | Taking control of one’s own financial matters is a valuable life skill for everyone t... read more

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    When It's Time to Go: Part I

    A checklist of essentials to take with you when escaping abuse | Walking out the door and away from an abuser—or kicking an abusive partner out the door, if ... read more

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    Getting Kids Out of Harm's Way

    Escaping abuse should be an urgent concern when children are involved | An estimated 8 million children a year are exposed to domestic violence in their ... read more

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    Don't Underestimate the Power of Support

    Connecting with other survivors after abuse can lessen PTSD, flashbacks and depression  | Escaping a violent or abusive partner is a monument... read more