Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I have no personal experience with domestic violence, although one time I encountered an abuse victim and knew so little about domestic violence that I didn’t recognize the signs. Years later in retrospect I realized that the child’s actions indicated he was a victim of child abuse. I had … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). If you’re fortunate enough to have no firsthand knowledge of domestic violence, this is a good time to learn about it. You may be surprised to find out that someone you know and respect is an abuser or a victim. Many years ago, I knew nothing about domestic violence. … Read more

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2011

When I first started writing Dream or Destiny, I had no idea domestic violence would play a part in the story. I knew very little about domestic violence, and I always had doubts when authors told me their characters took over the story from the writer. However, that is exactly what happened to me with … Read more

Thanks for Helping Me Support NDVH

Thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of Dream or Destiny during October or made relevant comments on posts in the domestic violence series between October 28 and October 31. With your help, I donated $250 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I wish there were a lot more zeros … Read more

Let’s End Domestic Violence

As part of my efforts through the Million Voices Campaign, I am sharing information and resources about domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You will find many startling statistics on the Web site of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), including the following: CDC  Adverse Health Conditions and Health Risk Behaviors Associated with Intimate Partner … Read more