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

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you suspect a child is being abused, report it so it can be investigated. We’ve all heard terrible accounts of children who have been abused for years, and no one knew it. No one protected them. Abuse in childhood can affect individuals throughout their whole lives; long … 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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2010

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, I posted a series on domestic violence, beginning with Supporting Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I encourage you to read the entire series, and I hope you become as passionate as I am about stopping domestic violence. A question that I consider one of the highest compliments I’ve … 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