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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Announces 4th Quarter Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2018! October Webinar  The Intersection of Guns and Domestic Violence   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Moderator – Ruth Glenn, President & CEO (NCADV) Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter (HuffPost) Rob Valente, Public Policy (NCADV) Dave Thomas (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Susan Sorenson, PhD, Executive Director, (Ortner Center on Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Statement on the Reauthorization of VAWA

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has working with Congress for over a year to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with modest but vital fixes that close gaps in current law and provide support and safety to all victims of sexual and domestic violence. After extensive outreach to domestic violence shelters, advocates, lawyers, and others, NCADV and our sister organizations presented Congress with a strong and largely noncontroversial reauthorization that was... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Senate Must Postpone Nomination Vote of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) calls on Congress to postpone the vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until a comprehensive, bipartisan, and respectful investigation into the allegations raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been completed . Dr. Blasey Ford has indicated, through counsel, that she is prepared to testify publicly, and her voice should be heard before Congress does anything further relating to the Kavanaugh... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Releases 24th "Remember My Name" Poster

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2017 "Remember My Name" poster today, marking the 24th addition to the collection. The poster's release in September is in anticipation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's poster was designed by Denver graphic designer Alyssa Auerbach and can be  purchased from the NCADV website . The 2017 Remember My Name poster includes the names, ages, and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Bakersfield, California Community

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) mourns with the Bakersfield, California community and the families and loved ones of the victims, in the wake of yet another mass shooting rooted in domestic violence. “This week we witnessed the after-effects of yet another deadly intersection of firearms and domestic violence, as seen in the Bakersfield mass shooting, where an ultimate act of power and control merged with an abuser’s easy access to firearms  We are... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, September 14, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: A Potpourri of Topics

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence , begins in a few short weeks in Providence, Rhode Island. Our team has been working hard and the office has been buzzing with conference chatter. And soon we will be able to share that buzz with you! In this blog post, we’re rounding up the remaining workshops, plenaries and pre-conference intensives attendees will be able to enjoy. Read on for session descriptions on a potpourri of topics, including ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Voices Rising Awardees Announced by NCADV

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today the 2018  Voices Rising  Award Recipients, who will be honored for their contributions towards raising the voices of victims and survivors and the creation of a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated. Awardees include  Ineabelle Geena Cruz  (Survivor Activist Award),  Rosie Hidalgo  (Policy Change Award),  Nancy Provost on behalf of the Family Violence Project  (Media... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

NCADV Announces Campaign and Toolkit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, NCADV is introducing a similar concept focused on domestic violence. This movement will help debunk common myths about domestic violence. In an effort to destigmatize domestic violence, and as a reflection of our mission to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, we have implemented the #SurvivorSpeaks hashtag. #MeToo shows us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all. Our hope is that ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, September 6, 2018

Action Alert: Propel VAWA Forward

The #MeToo movement has shown that we need national attention to address the needs of survivors of gender-based violence. It also is a call to organizational and individual advocates to work as one to prevent and end this harassment, battery, assault and rape. It is critical that policymakers respond to this powerful movement by supporting policies and programs that support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable. But right now, Congress is sitting on a reauthorization of the Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

11-Year-Old Youth Activist Naomi Wadler Opens NCADV’s 2018 Voices Rising National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old youth activist who provoked a strong reaction from Americans with her speech at the March for Our Lives (March 24th, 2018), will be opening Voices Rising , NCADV’s 17th biennial national domestic violence conference this September. “Ms. Wadler is a shining light and we admire her decision to shine her light on the issue of domestic violence,” said Ruth M. Glenn,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 27, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Informative Workshops

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence, will return next month, September 23-26, 2018 in Providence, RI. We’re proud of our conference’s history of providing advocates and survivors cutting edge content and in-depth information -- far more than your typical “DV101” conference! In this blog post, we’re rounding up two dozen of the most informative workshops you you will have the opportunity to attend when you register for the 2018... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NCADV Applauds Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) applauds Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee for introducing the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 (H.R.6545), a bill that makes vital yet modest enhancements based on the needs identified by people who work one-on-one with victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill truly centers victims and survivors and mostly comprises provisions with... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 27, 2018

NCADV Supports the Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”), of which NCADV is a member, announced today its support for the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 as introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18). This bill continues important protections while also making modest yet vital enhancements to the existing Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) based on needs identified by direct service... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 26, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Innovations and New Perspectives

The national domestic violence conference by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence returns in 2018! Here at NCADV, our staff has been working hard for almost two years on this event, which will be held in Rhode Island for the first time in the conference’s history. NCADV’s conferences consistently offer advocates and survivors the most cutting edge content with its workshops, plenary sessions, and pre-conference intensives. We’ve rounded up 15 workshops that offer... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

This week’s announcement that President Trump is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has the potential to change the course of American legal rights for generations to come. As the national advocacy voice for survivors of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) relies on the Supreme Court to uphold, and, in some cases, expand, fundamental legal protections and the right to privacy that are vital to the safety and autonomy... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 13, 2018

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Close the "Stalker Loophole" Now

Five people were murdered in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Our nation is shocked again. Our political leaders offer prayers and call this a tragedy, as though it could not be prevented—and as though it were a surprise. Those of us who work in the domestic violence field feel the terrible familiarity of the story. A stalker, harassing a woman whom he barely knew—a woman who did not want to know him any better. A stalker heaping unwarranted blame on journalists who reported on... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 2, 2018

NCADV Statement on Justice Kennedy's Impending Retirement

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) is saddened to hear of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s impending retirement. Justice Kennedy is a deliberate juror, keeping an open mind and giving a fair hearing to all arguments and doing his best to rule based on the merits of each case. Although we do not always agree with his decisions, we appreciate the thoughtfulness with which he fulfills the formidable responsibility placed on his shoulders and on the shoulders of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 25, 2018

NTF and NCADV Denounce White House Executive Order Regarding "Zero Tolerance" Policy of Separating Families

RE: THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON FAMILY SEPARATION FAILS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS  Dear Senators and Representatives,   As the Steering Committee of the National Taskforce to end Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”), a national leadership coalition advocating on behalf of the rights of sexual and domestic violence survivors, we represent thousands of organizations across the country dedicated to ensuring that all survivors of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 21, 2018

Action Alert: Call Your Member of Congress TODAY to Stop Family Separation and Protect Immigrant Survivors

Call Your Member of Congress TODAY to Stop Family Separation and Protect Immigrant Survivors 1 .   Find your Congressional Representative  here  and  Tell Them to Oppose the two pending “moderate” (sic) Immigration Bills that Harm Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two harmful immigration bills  on Thursday,  Please urge your Representatives to  VOTE NO... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 21, 2018

Action Alert: Protect Survivors Seeking Refuge

The Steering Committee of the National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF), comprised of national leadership organizations advocating on behalf of sexual and domestic violence victims and women’s rights, represents hundreds of programs, service providers and community organizations across the country dedicated to making sure that all survivors of violence receive the protections and services they need and deserve.  We are alarmed by the significant adverse impact of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Quick Guide: Domestic Abuse in Later Life

What is Abuse in Later Life? Abuse in later life comprises financial, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Perpetrators are people with whom the victim has an expectation of trust , particularly spouses, intimate partners, adult children, grandchildren, other family members, and non-related caregivers. Perpetrators typically, but not exclusively, abuse older adults in their places of residence . Did You Know? Every year,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Co-Sponsor Lifesaving Legislation

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), first passed by Congress in 1984, is the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Unfortunately, FVPSA has not been reauthorized since 2010, but Senators Heller (R-NV), Casey (D-PA), Grassley (R-IA), Coons (D-DE), and Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced S.2784, in the Senate, and Representatives Thompson (R-PA), Blunt Rochester... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 7, 2018

Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community

Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts. 9 Quick Statistics about Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

When #MeToo Isn’t Enough: Why Domestic Violence Needs Its Own Hashtag

In late 2017, the #MeToo movement catalyzed a change in our national conversation about sexual assault and harassment. The movement began when actress Alyssa Milano shared accusations of sexual assault and harassment against producer Harvey Weinstein. As other Hollywood mega-stars began to come forward with similar stories, #MeToo went viral. Twitter confirmed to CBS News that over 1.7 million tweets included the hashtag "#MeToo," with 85 countries that had at least 1,000 #MeToo... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 4, 2018

NCADV Announces 2018's 3rd Quarter Webinars

  Upcoming Webinars! We are excited to announce NCADV 2018 Quarter Three Webinars! July Webinar – Opening the Doors to Systems Change: Implementing Change in Law Enforcement's Response in a Rural Area In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Courtney Chasse, Best Practice Assessment Coordinator, Hope and Justice On Thursday, July 12 at 1:00 PM EST, Hope and Justice will join NCADV to address the need for law enforcement to provide an... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, May 24, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Santa Fe, Texas Community

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence mourns with Santa Fe high school and their communities in the wake of another school shooting. A mother of one of the victims has come forward and revealed that her daughter, 16-year-old Shana Fisher, was targeted by the shooter after repeatedly rejecting him. Shana Fisher , " had 4 months of problems from this boy ," her mother , Sadie Rodriguez , wrote in a private message to the ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, May 21, 2018

What Supervisors and Leadership Need to Know About Vicarious Trauma and Supporting Your Staff

Promoting health and wellness is an important part of daily life for everyone. It’s something we often hear advocates encouraging victims and survivors of domestic violence to do as they recover from the trauma they experienced. We hear less about how advocates, in doing the work with trauma survivors, open themselves up to an occupational hazard known as vicarious trauma. Supervisors and leadership at domestic violence organizations can lessen the impacts of vicarious trauma for their... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, May 18, 2018

NCADV Appalled by Abuse Allegations Against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is appalled to learn of the allegations of intimate partner violence, including physical assault and strangulation, against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman by four women.  Mr. Schneiderman’s characterization of himself as one of the leading supportive male voices in the #MeToo movement, when he himself is an abuser of women, is rank hypocrisy.  He engaged in the same behaviors he decried in others. Despite... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NCADV Announces Jennie Willoughby to Keynote 2018 Voices Rising National Domestic Violence Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENVER, CO / WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Jennie Willoughby will be a keynote speaker of Voices Rising , NCADV’s 17th biennial national domestic violence conference this September. Ms. Willoughby is a domestic violence survivor and has been outspoken about her abuser, Rob Porter, who until February was employed at the White House and protected by high-ranking officials who knew about... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Quick Guide: Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month , an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. In the United States, 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime , and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will experience sexual violence victimization other than rape. With the recent #MeToo movement, sexual violence has never been such a large part of our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NCADV Announces 2018's 2nd Quarter Webinars

        We are excited to announce NCADV 2018 Quarter Two Webinars! April Webinar – Creating Sustained Culture Change: Making the #MeToo Movement Last In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Guest Moderator – Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter, HuffPost Ruth Glenn, President & CEO, NCADV Julie Patrick, National Partners Liaison, Raliance Aaron Polkey, Staff Attorney, Outreach & Engagement, Workplaces... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 26, 2018

NCADV Applauds Congress for Including Fix NICS in Omnibus Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence applauds Congress for including the Fix NICS Act of 2017 in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending package! NCADV is proud to have been involved with bill from the beginning, leading the negotiations with other stakeholders such as law enforcement and prosecutors, and engaging with Congressional leadership offices to advocate for the inclusion of Fix NICS in the omnibus. This lifesaving bipartisan legislation will ensure that domestic violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 22, 2018

An Advocate’s #BFF: How the NCADV Conference Can Be an Advocate’s Best Friend

A day in the life of an advocate ...  Leticia is an full-time advocate who works at her county’s domestic violence shelter. On her calendar for the day are back-to-back appointments with survivors staying in shelter. In the first appointment, while doing an intake with Maria, a Latina survivor, the client discloses to Leticia that she is undocumented and is struggling to open a bank account or rent an apartment without a social security number, both of which are... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tell Jeff Sessions: Domestic Violence Victims Need Asylum

Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors Suddenly Under Threat  Attorney General Sessions is poised to reverse long-settled policy that allows survivors of domestic violence to seek asylum protection. We need to tell him that we stand with survivors. Sign Petition Now Aracely’s story began in Honduras, where she lived with her family in a small community. At age 15, a man in her village known for his violent temper kidnapped her. His abuse continued for years, until one day... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, March 16, 2018

NCADV Pens Letter Urging Senate to Vote on Fix NICS Act Before Recess

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has taken the lead on a sign on letter to Senate leadership asking them to vote on the Fix NICS Act of 2017 (“Fix NICS”), sponsored by Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) before their upcoming recess begins on March 26th to protect victims and survivors of domestic violence from abusers with firearms. The letter is co-signed by a number of other organizations, including those representing victim advocates, law... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 15, 2018

Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What to Know, Why It Matters, and How to Help

March is recognized as National Disability Awareness Month, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is taking an opportunity to raise awareness about people with disabilities who also experience domestic violence.  Six Facts About People with Disabilities and Domestic Violence Did you know ... People with disabilities have a higher lifetime prevalence of experiencing abuse than people without disabilities.  People with disabilities experience violent... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What International Women's Day Means to NCADV

March 8th marks International Women's Day , a day set aside for collective action towards gender parity. We're honoring this important date here at the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence by sharing with you what this day means to us, as staff and board members of NCADV. Ruth M. Glenn, President/CEO "When I reflect on the history of women in the world, most especially our nation, I realize every March how far we have to go. We are still working to have the same... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Understanding NCADV Membership: 4 Key Benefits and Deciding What Level Works for You

Understanding NCADV Membership: 4 Key Benefits and Deciding What Level Works for You In this blog post, you’ll learn more about the 4 key benefits of becoming a member of NCADV and how to decide which level matches your goals.  Membership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is about community, connection, and being part of a collective effort to change society’s tolerance of domestic violence. Through NCADV, members can learn more about... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 26, 2018

Tell Your Senators to Oppose CCR and Support Fix NICS

The Senate will soon consider two bills that will have a huge impact on survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.   S.446 would make it terrifyingly easy for abusers to legally carry concealed firearms into other states when stalking their victims. S.446, the ‘Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017’ would undercut existing state and local protections for victims of domestic and dating violence -- and replace those protections with... Read More
at Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NCADV Denounces President Trump's FY'19 Budget Request

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) denounces President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 and urges Congress to reject any funding priorities that harm victims and survivors of domestic and dating violence. The Trump Administration claims the budget invests in the prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; however, in actuality, it does just the opposite.This budget cuts many of the critical programs and services upon... Read More
at Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Parkland, Calls for Action

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) mourns the loss of the seventeen young people and staff shot to death this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We know all too well the pain families and communities feel in the aftermath of such tragedies, and we grieve with them. And again, in the aftermath of yet another horrific mass shooting, we face the complicity of legislators who refuse to support measures to keep firearms out of the hands of... Read More
at Friday, February 16, 2018

Teen Dating Violence Awareness: Three Warning Signs Your Student is Experiencing Abuse and Three Things You Can Do to Help

One in three teens experience physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse by a dating partner each year. As an educator, you are in frequent contact with students who are experiencing abuse for themselves or who know someone who is. Often this issue is met with silence in schools because  teachers and educators are overwhelmed with a myriad of day-to-day demands and expectations. Additionally, they may also be unequipped to recognize the warning signs of abuse and provide support and... Read More
at Wednesday, February 14, 2018

NCADV Disturbed by White House Acceptance of Rob Porter's History of Violence, Response from WH Officials

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is disturbed by this week’s revelations that former White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s history of violence against his ex-wives was known to Chief of Staff John Kelly. Instead of taking immediate action to fire Porter, John Kelly waited until the news was made public and allegedly tried to talk Porter out of resigning, then issued statements defending him.   Despite a subsequent statement in which Kelly... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, February 9, 2018

CEO of Meathead Movers and Co-Founder of Move to End DV Joins the Board of NCADV

After successfully launching the Move To End DV nonprofit in 2016 as a result of viral exposure and support from the public, Meathead Movers CEO Aaron Steed announces his spot on the board of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Upon joining the board, Steed gifted the Move To End DV foundation and platform to NCADV to continue to spearhead the initiative and grow the available resources for those in need. “NCADV was a founding partner of our organization and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 5, 2018

Upcoming Webinars: Human Trafficking, Black Women and Domestic Violence, Global Effort to End Violence Against Women

We are excited to announce NCADV 2018 Quarter One Webinars! January Webinar – What Domestic Violence Advocates Need to Know About Human Trafficking In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Vanessa Chauhan, National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris Mick McKeown, The Blue Campaign: Office of Homeland Security Kara Napolitano, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking Sara Nadelman, Colorado Office of Children, Youth & Families: Div. of Child Welfare ... Read More
at Monday, January 22, 2018

I Don't Know About You ... But Lately I'm Feeling Violated

Lately I am feeling violated with the online headlines that announce that the latest celebrity or politician has sexually abused someone.  When I can't sleep, memories of sexual abuse and torture I suffered as a young wife more than 30 years ago creep into my consciousness alive and well, playing themselves out as if it was yesterday.  I learned that the name for this is “Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)* which happens as the result of enduring complex trauma... Read More
at Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Power of Speaking Up

I had always heard that abuse is life changing. Whether you are in it for 1 year or 20 years, it can change your perspective dramatically. For an outsider, it may be difficult to understand how one part of your life could change the way you see the entire world. I was with my abuser for slightly less than one year, but yes, this one year changed everything. And what other people do not always realize is that things are not just magically resolved as soon as the relationship ends. Dealing... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 14, 2017

Let Congress Know You Oppose the TCJA!

Action Alert : Contact Your Members of Congress TODAY! Congress Talks About Tax Cuts. What They Really Mean are Cuts to Crucial Programs for Victims and Survivors!    WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW Congress will soon consider the so-called 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' (TCJA) bill to 'simplify' the tax code. Sounds good, right? What they are not telling you is that, according to both the Tax Policy Center and the Center for Budget... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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