Published on October 28, 2015 on LinkedIn I read comments on an online story about a car that had gone into an Arizona Lake early in the morning of Sunday, October 19, which had a family with small children in it. One commentator wrote that he lived around the area, and he couldn’t imagine how a car […]
Published on November 11, 2015 on LinkedIn Last month, I found the Blue Shield of California Foundation Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign http://www.iwillendthesilence.com/ that allows interested persons to put their name and picture on an awareness poster that reads, “I’m NAME, and I’m helping to #EndTheSilence about domestic violence.” I made one such poster. As a health educator, […]
In 2014, several domestic violence stakeholders came together to form the Howard Coalition to End Domestic Violence. In an effort to raise awareness on domestic violence, the coalition holds a quarterly dialogue at the office of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 2014, the dialogue series focused on faith communities and […]
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, create your own #EndTheSilence picture and spread the word on social media at www.iwillendthesilence.com.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-raging-son/ This was what a Harvard-educated forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Alexander Sasha Bardey, had to say about the “Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)” on the May 10, 2014 episode of 48 Hours – “It’s a mental illness … characterized by bouts of loss of control and bouts of anger and bouts of violence.” Even though Jason Bohn […]
Although the actual number of girls kidnapped varies depending on what report one has listened to, the fact remains that college aged students who were in school to write their final exams were abducted in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. I find several uncanny similarities between this event and what is typically observed in situations of […]
If you walk the corridors of domestic violence (DV) intervention long enough, you will hear it. DV advocates admonishing faith leaders for stepping into “unfamiliar” territories. “Don’t intervene in domestic violence cases, let us do it. If you must, get some training on DV!” The faith leaders are not sitting down passively. They speak with […]