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“In Strictest Confidence.” – new book addressing child abuse, mental health

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Written by clinical psychologist Michael J. Canzoniero PhD, “In Strictest Confidence” is a novel that dramatizes the damage of childhood abuse and neglect. Characters are developed who embody the repercussions of their mistreatment. Their histories – based on real events – elucidate the horrors of child abuse. For balance, the difficult childhoods of both the protagonist and the antagonists are …

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RedRover Offers Innovative Resources For Domestic Violence Survivors

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Helping Families And Pets Find Safety During DV Awareness Month All too often, domestic violence victims stay in abusive homes for fear of subjecting their animals to abuse if they leave and cannot take their pets with them. RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization, is raising awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse during Domestic Violence …

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Hurt Men Hurt People

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Insights from Popular Blogger, Spec Op Vet and Father of Three By: Sean Patrick Hughes I still remember the girl everyone picked on in my 3rd grade class. I don’t remember anything I learned in that class. I barely remember the teacher’s name. I don’t remember who my best friend was or who I spent time with or much of what …

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A Lady Gaga Autographed Super Bowl LI Game Ball Could Be Yours!

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From now until May 1st, in commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, you can win a very special Super Bowl LI game ball and support NO MORE, the global campaign aimed at ending domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse,  at the same time by participating in an online auction hosted by the NFL. Legendary Super Bowl halftime performer and outspoken …

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Well-Known Comedians “Stand-Up Against Domestic Violence” to Raise Awareness and Funds for Haven Hills

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Haven Hills, one of LA’s oldest and largest domestic violence organizations, is kicking off its 40th Anniversary celebration with an extraordinary live comedy show, “Stand-Up Against Domestic Violence.” The show features seven nationally known comedians – Paul Reiser, Wendy Hammers, Suli McCullough, Jen Kober, Wayne Cotter, Zainab Johnson and a Special Surprise Guest – who are joining forces to raise …

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CSU Students Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Under laws in dozens of cities in Ohio, a property can be designated as a nuisance if the police respond to multiple calls of domestic violence. According to advocates, this places victims at risk of eviction, as landlords are required to “abate” the nuisance or face fines. A team of CSU students spent last semester working with local Northeast Ohio …

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DONATE A BRA, HELP CHANGE A LIFE

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Fort Myers, FL (January 11, 2017) – Women’s intimate apparel retailer, Soma, announces its 2017 Bra Donation event. With more than 1.3 million bras collected to date, this nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. Now through January 31, 2017, Soma will collect both new and gently worn bras at all …

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Women with multiple violent partners more likely to have endured childhood trauma, psychological abuse

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ANN ARBOR—While there is abundant research on violently abusive relationships, it does not delve into the background of each individual involved, according to University of Michigan researchers. A new U-M study found that some factors, such as a history of childhood sexual abuse, having been held hostage, tortured or being in a current relationship that involves psychological abuse are all …

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NEW SURVEY REVEALS MEN’S INVOLVEMENT CRITICAL IN EFFORTS TO END DOMESTIC ABUSE

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Mary Kay to Convene National Men’s Summit on Violence Against Women to Address Findings of Annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey Domestic violence is not just a women’s issue. That’s the key message that resonated among more than 850 domestic violence organizations nationwide in Mary Kay’s 2016 Truth About Abuse Survey, which reveals that nine out of 10 participating agencies have …