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Domestic Abuse

No Tolerance for Domestic Violence

Rep. Terri Sewell | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Terri Sewell

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it's important that we realize that the faces of domestic violence victims are all around us -- it may be a friend, a family member, a neighbor, a co-worker, or the clerk at your local grocery store.

Melissa Jeltsen

This Film Is Hard To Watch -- But That's Exactly Why You Need To

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

A haunting new documentary on domestic violence has a simple goal: to stop people from asking the question "Why doesn't she just leave?" once and for ...

Melissa Jeltsen

These Abusers Aren't Allowed To Own Guns. So Why Aren't States Removing Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

On the worst night of her life, Nicole Beverly was beaten almost unconscious by her husband and then forced to sit beside him as he loaded and unloade...

A Safe Haven For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There are myriad reasons victims of domestic violence hesitate to leave their dangerous situations, including fear, shame and uncertainty about what l...

I'm Still Here

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Susanne Mentzer

I understand that this is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here is my story.

A Legacy of Praying Women

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
L. Y. Marlow

I think back on that day my mother stared into the abyss, as though she could still see the stitches that cinched her chest, I thank God that she was a praying woman.

Professional Sports and Domestic Violence: Celebrity Favoritism or Weak Domestic Violence Laws?

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

As a society, it seems we have simply come to expect that rich and famous individuals will always find ways to get off easier in matters of crime and punishment. The latest case to prove the legal system's celebrity favoritism? Ray Rice.

Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing. In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

Melissa Jeltsen

An Ounce Of Closure For A 'Brutal, Heinous, Selfish Crime'

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

A poster of Laura Aceves, pictured with her son Jordan in 2012. Laura Ponce waited almost two years to hear Victor Acuna-Sanchez admit that he ...

The War at Home

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Like any other form of violence, domestic violence is a destructive exercise of power that strips victims of their autonomy, yet it is rarely considered as seriously. As a nation, we have a responsibility to end violence of any scale.

Dr. Phil Gets Honest About Shame And Domestic Abuse

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.06.2014 | Dr. Phil

Following the Ray Rice scandal, which caused a firestorm both within and outside the world of professional sports, Dr. Phil says that a “window of f...

Silence = Death: Coming Out of the Queer IPV Closet

Melissa M. Wilcox | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Melissa M. Wilcox

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Odds are, you'll hear about straight, gender-conforming women who are or have been abused by straight, gender-conforming men. Those stories are important, but they leave queer survivors and our abusers invisible just as we are the rest of the year.

Brian Martin With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, joined us for an incredibly important episode of Mondays with Marlo. ...

Is Verbal Abuse As Bad As Physical Abuse? From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

Is verbal abuse as bad as physical abuse? According to Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, the psychologi...

How To Heal After Growing Up As A Child Of Domestic Violence, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

How can children of domestic abuse cope with their experiences when they're all grown up? For Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence a...

The Damage Caused By Verbal Abuse, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

What are the lasting effects of being subjected to verbal abuse? Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible says ...

What The NFL Can Do Regarding Domestic Violence, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

What can the NFL do to help stop domestic violence? Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, says that the NFL...

What Is Childhood Domestic Violence? From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

How is childhood domestic violence defined? Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, says that from a child's ...

5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To be sure, many men who hit or emotionally abuse their partners were themselves abused as kids, but many men have also risen above their brutal childhoods and broken that cycle. Being abused doesn't automatically make you an abuser.

The 10 Lies You Tell Yourself When You Grow Up Around Domestic Violence, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, worked with some of the best researchers in the world on childhood do...

My Take On Ray Rice And The NFL, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

When Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, saw the video of Ray Rice hitting his wife, he felt grateful tha...

An Anger-Controlling Tool, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, has developed a technique for dealing with anger, called "DATA." The ...

A Dark Secret Of A Boy Who Grew Up As A Child Of Domestic Violence, From Brian Martin (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2014 | MarloThomas

Brian Martin, founder of Children of Domestic Violence and author of Invincible, revealed one of the worst parts of being a child of domestic violence...

Companies May Ignore Domestic Abuse Prevention Out Of Fear Of Being Viewed As 'Anti-Male'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact

Domestic violence prevention programs aren't getting the support they need from corporate America because some companies may think the issue alienates...

Security Begins and Ends in the Home

Mark Testoni | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Mark Testoni

Ensuring the safety of those who can't defend themselves at home is at least as important as securing the nation from external threats.