The Burden of Restraining the Restrained

How safe do you feel after going through the process of obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order from your local Superior Court? Many would likely respond that they feel safer…right? After all, if a Judge/Court hears your case and finds that you’ve met your burden of proof, you have done your due diligence to demonstrate … Continue reading The Burden of Restraining the Restrained

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Can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy technique, accelerate healing in survivors of domestic violence? After a review of current research and a little personal experience, the short answer is, yes.

The majority of clients that walk through our doors are victims of domestic violence (DV).  Their stories are painful and the complex symptoms that emerge following chronic interpersonal traumatization have a profound effect on their sense of self, ability to regulate moods and impulses and their ability to form and maintain healthy, secure attachments.  Many … Continue reading Can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy technique, accelerate healing in survivors of domestic violence? After a review of current research and a little personal experience, the short answer is, yes.

A Response to Derek Medina: Social Media and Intervention Strategies as a Domestic Violence Resource in Our Community.

In this day and age, violence is everywhere – in movies, cartoons, reality TV, magazines, video games, music, etc. All platforms share the same social media off of which we base our own individual culture … Or do we? Since around the 1960s and the birth of rock-n’-roll (or even track back to the 1920s’ … Continue reading A Response to Derek Medina: Social Media and Intervention Strategies as a Domestic Violence Resource in Our Community.

Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Abusers: The Disarming Reality

Firearms and domestic violence are a lethal combination.  About two thirds of intimate partner homicides in the U.S. are committed using guns, underscoring the fact that women face real and significant danger from guns in the hands of their intimate partners1. According to one study of crime data from 1976-1987, more women were shot and … Continue reading Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Abusers: The Disarming Reality