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Domestic Abuse

Giving Teachers the Tools to Help Build Resiliency

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Brian F. Martin

We know what makes a person resilient if they experienced adversity in their childhood home- that is when one caring adult -- The One -- steps in to help them see the truth that they can't see for themselves.

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

The greatest lifeline available is a strong support network of friends and family who can provide shelter and care. If access to cell phones and the vital contacts they contain is cut off, this support system is weakened. It is crucial that we give victims a way communicate with their loved ones to maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives.

Mother Of Daughter Killed By Army Father Will Get $2 Million

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. government will pay an Atlanta woman $2 million for the Hawaii beating death of her 5-year-old daughter at the hands of a fo...

Damon Beres

'Abused Emojis' Could Help Domestic Violence Victims Break Their Silence

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology

This is powerful.

Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice; Now What?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Katie Ray-Jones

It's important that we continue discussing domestic violence, but it's also important that we take action to ensure victims get the justice they deserve and abusers get the help they need.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Survivors of Domestic Violence Walk for Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The goal is not only to support victims of domestic violence through their traumatic experiences, but also help them thrive through personal and professional success.

I Didn't Know I Was In An Abusive Relationship, Because My Boyfriend Never Hit Me

xoJANE | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
xoJANE

I actually wanted him to hit me. That would cross the line and give me the reason I needed to break up with him.

What I Wish Every Controlled Wife Knew

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Catherine Pearlman

First, I'm sorry. Really. I'm sorry you have a husband who feels the need to make you work out of the house even when you don't want or need to. You are not an inmate. You are a woman. Nowadays women have choices.

Let's Stop Using the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Alan Colmes | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

Jamie Foxx is being heavily criticized for his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Saturday night's fight. How about stopping this false display of patriotism altogether? What does two people beating the bejesus out of each other have to do with "the rockets red glare" and "bombs bursting in air"?

The 11 Most Important Statistics To Remember During Tonight's Fight

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.02.2015 | Sports

Are you really going to watch?

Don't Reward Floyd Mayweather's Abuse

Ron LeGrand | Posted 04.29.2015 | Sports
Ron LeGrand

Floyd Mayweather has a history of violence and brutality -- and not just inside the ring. I'm talking about a history of battering women that spans more than 12 years. It's time we all do our part to stop domestic violence. Let's face the issue and make a decision that will send a message.

Dallas County To Start Confiscating Guns From Domestic Abusers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

Domestic abuse convicts in Texas are forbidden from possessing firearms under both federal and state law. But until now, there was no system in place ...

Feeling Grey About Fifty Shades

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

The much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and its novel series precursor struck chords of concern among women's health advocates. While the book sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been heralded as an erotic romance novel that is sexually liberating, the nature of the protagonists' relationship is troubling because of its multiple aspects of domestic violence.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Food Truck Owner Changes Menu's Domestic Violence 'Joke' He Still Thinks Is Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

A Detroit food truck owner has removed a section of his menu that described mozzarella sticks as “battered, like your wife” after first defending ...

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

Women in Business: Leesa Rowland

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Leesa Rowland is an animal activist, author and actress who is now using her expertise to help others find their inner stars in her new book 'Discover...

Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide: It's Not About the Relationship

David Adams | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
David Adams

By relying solely on non-experts as sources of information, the media wittingly or unwittingly reinforces misconceptions about domestic homicides. Domestic homicides sometimes provide experts with the opportunity to call attention to the underlying realities -- but only when the media thinks to call us.

Dallas Mayor Upset About Cowboys Signing Controversial Player

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports

'As a Cowboys fan, this was a shot in the gut,' he said.

Sports Anchor Rips Cowboys In Speech Against Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2015 | Sports

Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen keeps the impassioned speeches coming. He's now taken the Dallas Cowboys to task for signing former Carolina Panthe...

When People Say "Ray Rice = Solange Knowles"

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Both instances happened on an elevator, both involved one person hitting another, both came as results of violence and anger, both have details that cannot be seen or completely understood by outsiders to the circumstances. And that's really where the list ends.

Country Star's New Music Video Shines Much-Needed Light On Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women

Sometimes country music is more than guitars and cowboy boots. Country artist Sam Hunt's song "Take Your Time," off of his new album "Montevallo,"...

Illusions Shattered by #BlackandBlue

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Sharon Zarozny

#Thedress, the meme, and social media all came together in a big way last week. It started as silliness, the buzz broke the Internet and, incredibly, it resulted in a brilliant Public Service Announcement (PSA) -- a powerful meme designed to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

To The Woman With The Bruises

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Charles

I know what it's like to live with someone who terrifies you. I know what it's like to go to sleep sick and wake up scared. I know you. And I want you to hear me, as one survivor to another: It's not your fault.

Bruised Woman On Billboard Heals When People Look At Her, Reminds Passersby Of Dangers Of Ignoring Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact

A U.K. advocacy group is using cutting-edge technology to spread the word on the importance of spotting -- and stopping -- domestic violence. Wome...