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November 2020: Navigating the MA Courts During COVID – Procedures & Protocols for Restraining Orders

Adapt. It seems like this is the byword of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals have had to adapt their lifestyles. Businesses have had to adapt to socially distant customer relations. Government systems have had to adapt how they conduct everyday public services and...

October 2020: “Start by Believing” – Building Awareness to End Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence is a difficult topic to discuss.  It is a widespread, well-hidden travesty across all communities and cultures.  In the U.S., 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be assaulted in their lifetime by...

September 2020: Worried About a Loved One? Warning Signs of Abuse and How You Can Help

Domestic abuse is all about Power and Control. While physical violence is an obvious sign, verbal, mental, psychological, sexual, financial, and technological abuse are extremely common in controlling relationships.  Coercive, controlling behavior can be difficult to...

August 2020: The COVID-19 Domestic Violence Storm Cloud & Its Slim Silver Lining

COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. It has been particularly hard on those dealing with controlling partners. There has been a marked increase in domestic violence around the world during this pandemic. According to the United Nations, calls to authorities, shelters,...

July 2020: Adapting to COVID-19

It’s a strange new world we’re living in. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it in so many ways. Everyone is feeling the fear, anxiety, grief, frustration, and uncertainty that has accompanied this unprecedented time. Many victims of domestic violence...
July 2020: Adapting to COVID-19

July 2020: Adapting to COVID-19

It’s a strange new world we’re living in. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it in so many ways. Everyone is feeling the fear, anxiety, grief, frustration, and uncertainty that has accompanied this unprecedented time. Many victims of domestic violence...

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