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Domestic Abuse

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

Sports and Dating Abuse. Is There a Connection?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

In a time when headlines focus on athletes' off-the-field behavior, many coaches are moving beyond discussing Xs and Os. They're teaming up with dating abuse experts to create opportunities where teens feel comfortable opening up about issues that directly affect them.

Ashley Callingbull Is The First Native Mrs. Universe

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

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Teens Trapped by Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes teen romance can be downright dangerous. Early relationships can be traps for young people, spoiling months or years of their lives and setting the pattern for future coupling.

Jazmine Sullivan Recalls Past Abusive Relationship In Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

  Earlier this year, singer Jazmine Sullivan experienced the joys of chart-topping success as her latest album,“Reality Show” soared...

Dr. Dre's Ex Michel'le Wants A Personal Apology For Abuse

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée Michel'le says she isn't impressed by his apology for his past history of abuse.   In an Aug. 21 statement to t...

We're Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

It felt like a summer of mass shootings. You probably heard about the killings in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white gunman opened fire inside...

Can Adversity in Childhood Create Emotional Strength?

Brian F. Martin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

The same adversities you faced in your childhood home that led you to believe LIES about yourself also allowed you to develop skills and abilities tha...

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise ...

Domestic Abuse Is A Leading Cause Of Homelessness, But New NYC Program May Bring Some Relief

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — When Karen finally decided to leave a husband who had been abusing her for years, she found out that fleeing was the easy part....

Some NFL Team Owners Want Ray Rice To Get A Second Chance

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

NFL training camps are well underway, but for the first time since 2007, Ray Rice hasn't been invited to one. Since being cut by the Baltimore Ravens...

Can Lawyers End Domestic Violence?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Going to court without a lawyer can be a risky business for anyone, and especially for someone who has been abused. Yet, when we don't provide the legal services victims of domestic violence need, that is what we are asking them to do.

Is That Domestic Violence?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

People need to be educated that domestic violence is far broader than physical violence. People involved in contentious family law proceedings need to proceed cautiously and keep their emotions in check.

Ray Rice: 'I Understand Why Some People Will Never Forgive Me'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Sports

In a sit-down interview with ESPN that aired Tuesday, Ray Rice said that he understands why some people will never be able to forgive him fo...

How Will Dr. Dre's Assault On A Woman Impact His Legacy?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment

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Football Fans Are Ready To Give Ray Rice Another Chance. Domestic Violence Experts Are Not.

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports

Last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter published a story based on an interview with an anti-domestic violence organization called A Call To Men. The o...

One Simple Idea That Could Reduce Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

A report released Tuesday is proposing a simple way to reduce domestic violence: Give victims free lawyers.  Lawyers are expensive, and women wh...

Compassionate 6-Year-Old Makes Scarves To Raise Money For Victims Of Abuse

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

One girl is using a crafty talent of hers as a force for good.  Aurora Smith, a rising first-grader from Culpeper, Virginia, has a knack for croc...

Can Abuse Be Invisible?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

With horrifying allegations surrounding Rachel Dolezal's family, the subjects of physical and sexual abuse have been making headlines once again. If...

The Impact Adversity in Your Childhood Home Has on Your Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

Brian F. Martin | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Our founding fathers believed everyone was "endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of h...

Own Your Sh*t

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Fremon

"I can't believe this is happening to me!" "What did I do to deserve this?" "Why do these things always happen to me?" "Why do people always treat me ...

Confronting Coercive Control in Queer Couples

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Only straight, cisgender* women are isolated, manipulated, emotionally abused, stalked, micromanaged, sexually coerced, and physically abused by their partners, right? Ah, no.

A Father's Day Tribute to My Mother

Karl Wilder | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Karl Wilder

I call my mother every Father's Day. There was a man in the house, but I have made no secret about the fact that he was never a father to me, in any sense of the word. When I needed my mother, she was there. When I needed a father, she was also there.

Recovering From a Controlling Relationship: Free at Last!

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

It is natural to feel regret from time to time, but try to look ahead and not behind. You can look forward to a fulfilling life after ending your coercive control relationship. Recovery does not happen overnight, but it happens.

Melissa Jeltsen

Why So Many Domestic Violence Survivors Don't Get Help -- Even When They Ask For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

On Sept. 10, 2014, a woman arrived at a domestic violence program in Nevada desperately seeking emergency shelter. She had been living in her ...