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Launch of Document the Abuse Campaigns for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Document the Abuse (documenttheabuse.com) is gearing up awareness campaigns for October  to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Campaigns will be launched across all social media channels as well as through outreach to individuals and community organizations. Pastor Neil Schori of Naperville Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois has developed a campaign that will address the faith-based community and it’s role in assisting victims of intimate partner violence.  (safefaithcommunity.com) Schori hopes to encourage leaders to become safe havens for victims of abuse and to duplicate what he has set up in his home church. According to Schori, “Victims often have limited resources available to seek immediate and long-term help when leaving an abusive relationship, especially those considered high risk. We have established a system of counseling and referrals, along with assisting victims in preparing an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA), which we intend to bring to other church leaders.” The EAA was developed during the high-profile disappearance of Stacy Peterson when Schori, who was Peterson’s pastor, was approached by intimate partner violence prevention activist, Susan Murphy-Milano. Together they were able to utilize …

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Legacy of Susan Murphy Milano’s Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit and Apple iEAA App Explained

Just as a podcast stays around forever, the legacy of Susan Murphy Milano and the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit lives on for the benefit of victims of abuse.   In November of 2011 The Roth Show featured Susan Murphy Milano, Attorney Holly Hughes and the developer of the iEAA Apple App, Chet Hosmer, on the show to explain the details of how the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) should be used. Not only has it been used in several high risk domestic violence cases, but those who created their personalized EAA are still alive to tell about it. The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit is a revolutionary new tool described and detailed in the book, Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Safely Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship by Susan MurphyMilano.  Since the release of the book on April 12, 2010, thousands have become aware of a new standard of safety which goes well beyond current planning measures for abuse victims. Used by hundreds of advocates and victims, they are the living testament to the success of the EAA. The world knows …

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Change Is Here, Action!

When you always do what you’ve always done, you always get the same results. Time’s up for doing things as they have been done. Time’s up for statistics to be gathered and reports to be written all the while lives are lost and children are forever changed.  Time’s up for those hired to do a job for the victims who look at it as only a job, victims of abuse need and deserve more, they need your passion! The faith based community in our country should always be looked upon as a safe haven, a place where bodies and souls can come to feel the protection of the Creator, a place where pastors have the ability to advise prudently based on the situation presented to them.  Unfortunately, this is not the case in the majority of our churches. After care of abuse victims is another area lacking in resources. Many involved in the issue of intimate partner violence don’t fully understand the nuances of the perpetrators and the inevitable harm they create. Treatment providers need …

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Neil Schori Keynote Speaker at “Take Back the Night” Event

Outspoken and passionate anti-domestic violence activist, Pastor Neil Schori, has been invited by the Will County, IL Take Back the Night event to be the keynote speaker for their October 3rd event. October is the national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and events are planned across the country to bring awareness to the pandemic of violence in the hope that it can be curtailed. Neil Schori helped create the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit working with the late Susan Murphy-Milano.  The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit is outlined in Murphy-Milano’s book, Time’s Up: How to Safely Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship. Pastor Schori has been instrumental in the establishment of Document the Abuse along with Murphy-Milano’s colleague, Sandra L. Brown, M.A. of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction headquartered in North Carolina. Pastor Neil Schori has created a program within Naperville Christian Church which has been highly successful in assisting victims of violence with the creation of their personal safety plans, the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit, and, if necessary, providing safe houses in emergency cases. Through Document the Abuse and it’s subsequent certified training, Schori will bring this plan to others in the faith …

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Change Already! with Jillian Maas Backman: Serial Killers and Spirituality, Can They Be Redeemed?

Change Already! Your Future, Your Choice Jillian, Warm and Fuzzy with an Attitude! Listen in live, or listen at your convenience through the archive of the show.   Jillian will walk you through the maze to an enlightened and engaging future of change! Tune in Thursdays at 1pm ET, 12pm CT Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jillianmaasbackman From Jillian Maas Backman: Salvation, Reclamation, Deliverance, and Emancipation  All adjectives used to describe an open-ended religious promise offered to any one who repents and faithfully follows the word of spirit. A unilateral commitment from above that one can be “saved” and forgiven for any sinful acts of deviance. Does this religious safety net genuinely apply to everyone?  Redemption without exception? A  “get out of hell jail” free card waiting in the wings for all?   Even for those who commit murderous acts so vile, on-lookers turn their heads away in shame? Can we uphold and stand in this truism in any circumstance, including serial killers?  As forgiving beings, do we have the capacity to sincerely welcome these spiritual evil-castaways back into …