What does the pandemic have to do with the surge in domestic violence?
Being in a domestic violence situation is hard enough without the current state of events. Now more than ever, victims are suffering. We can blame the stay at home orders, the loss of jobs and even evictions to the higher rates. But, at the end of the day, would the numbers be there if the “situation” weren’t already present?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every October, we have a conversation about something that should be discussed daily. In fact, friend of the show, Donna Barnes, LPC discuss that very question. Why aren’t people talking about domestic violence in households where it doesn’t exist?
We also talk about a few safety tips for the woman or man that wants to leave. Both of us share our personal stories, why a restraining order is a good thing and more! We even have a “mock” conversation to help friends of victims out.
Join the conversation about domestic violence.
- Recognizing the signs of domestic violence
- How to have “the conversation” with suspected victims
- Being proactive versus reactive as a family
- Why the old adage “What goes on in this house…” is detrimental
- Follow Valencia on social media
Learn more about Valencia (www.valenciagwallace.com)
- Domestic Violence Hotlines or 800.799.SAFE (7233)
- Follow Donna on social media
- Learn more about Donna (www.gracefullypurposedcounseling.com)
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