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Protecting Personal Affects

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    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

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    Free Tax Prep for Survivors

    Resources available to help survivors get money matters in order by April | After leaving a partner, abusive or not, you may find yourself facing financial hurdles ... read more

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    High-Tech Stalking Tactics

    How abusers are faking phone calls and tracking victims through their online photos | Technology has given us many gifts: Phones that are also cameras. Cars th... read more

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    Abusers Go Online

    Just as technology expands, so do the ways abusers harass their victims | Cyber-abuse once was narrowly thought of as cyberbullying and online name-calling, and was... read more

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    When Abusers Threaten Revenge Porn

    When abusers share sexually explicit images without your permission | Nothing ever really disappears from the Internet, and that’s exactly the threat some abusers a... read more

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    Safer Searching Online

    Two search engines help you search the web more covertly | Survivors of domestic violence live in constant scrutiny. Their abusers typically watch and know of their... read more

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    Smartphone Apps that Help You Document Abuse

    Retain notes, text, audio, video, images | It’s unfortunate but true: Domestic violence happens over and over and often, and it can take numerous incidents before j... read more

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    How to Hide Your Address

    Shielding your home address from your abuser is possible with a program available in 38 states | In the Information Age, almost anyone can be a private investigator, ... read more

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    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 your abusive partner, there ... read more

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    Apps Designed to Keep You Safe

    Some of these new downloads could come in handy during an emergency | Our smart phones can do amazing things for us—set our crock-pots, lull us to sleep, spy ... read more

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    More Domestic Violence Apps to Check Out

    The pros and cons of three more apps survivors can utilize | There’s no substitute for a professional advocate, an order of protection and an escape plan (when it’s... read more

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    Should You Change Your Social Security Number?

    A social security attorney explains the pros and cons | Starting your life over after domestic violence is not a simple task. If your abuser isn’t behind bars, many... read more

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    Apps That Could Help Save Your Life

    Three downloads that can help you recognize and respond to domestic violence | Aspire Developed by the When Georgia Smiled: Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation, this s... read more

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    How to Spy Spyware on Your Phone

    Are you being tracked via your cell phone? | Cyberstalking is easier than ever, and abusers are increasingly using spyware apps on cell phones to track their partne... read more

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    When You Can't Afford to Leave An Abusive Partner

    Without financial independence, many survivors feel trapped | It seems simple enough—if you’re with an abusive partner, just leave. Walk out. Start fresh. Save yourse... read more