Domestic Violence – Why Can’t The Victim Just Be The Victim?

Published on October 30, 2015 on LinkedIn According to WHO, “Intimate partner violence(IPV) refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviors.” Many countries report data on IPV – also called domestic violence (DV.) Although both men and women […]

#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 […]

Interpretation of Scripture: Power and Control

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Church Mission Center 11711 E Market Place Fulton, MD 20759 increase awareness • end silence • connect with resources • be proactive Upcoming Programs June 24: IPV and the Workplace September 23: The Role of Men in Prevention         […]

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 […]