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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Get Involved Today!

October is the month of apple picking, pumpkins, autumn leaves and the thrills and chills of Halloween. But did you know it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness month? It’s a scary fact that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience abuse from their significant others at some point in their lifetimes. So each of us know several Read More…

August 27th, 2015

Say “No More” with the Cast of SVU.

Get comfy on your couch. Click the remote. Watch some SVU on USA. Post your thoughts to social media. Easy, breezy. That’s all it takes to be part of a growing nationwide movement to help end domestic and sexual violence. That’s all it takes to say, “No more excuses. Domestic and sexual violence has to stop now.” Read More…

August 25th, 2015

Create a Safety Plan to Stay Safe in an Abusive Relationship

In our work at Safe Connections, we talk a lot about safety planning because it is useful when exiting an unsafe situation and vital when staying. To people who are unfamiliar with the dynamics of domestic violence, the concept of staying safe in an abusive relationship might seem counter-intuitive. However, in an abusive relationship, the Read More…

August 20th, 2015

Introducing Connections: Adult Group Therapy to Help You Overcome Shame

Shame is an extremely human, primitive emotion that everyone has experienced. It’s an intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging. Talking about what makes us feel shameful is difficult to do, especially when you feel like others won’t understand. At Safe Connections, we recognize that survivors of domestic and sexual violence experience Read More…

January 22nd, 2014

Every Little Girl Wants…

To Be Like Mommy Ouch. A quick yet poignant look (only 43 seconds) at how a little girls is hurt when her mom gets hurt. Thanks to The Huffington Post and reporter Eleanor Goldberg for sharing this powerful PSA released by a Swiss nonprofit, Frauenzentrale Zürich.  *Studies show that females who are exposed to domestic violence as Read More…

September 30th, 2013

About Domestic and Relationship Violence

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence People often think of domestic violence only in terms of the black eyes and bruises that can be seen. In reality, domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that abusers use to control their intimate partners. As adaptive and resilient as they are, victims of relationship violence Read More…