#EndTheSilence Against Domestic Violence

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, […]

Howard County Coalition To End Domestic Violence

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 […]

The “Intermittent Explosive Disorder” Defense for Domestic Violence

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 […]

#Bring Back Our Girls#

#Bring Back Our Girls#

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 […]