All posts filed under: Susan Murphy Milano


“Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship”

The late Susan Murphy Milano turned her 20 years of experience in the field of high risk domestic violence cases into more than a book, but a tool for others to use in order to save the lives of those needing escape from a violent or stalking relationship. Born with an instinct to come up with strategies to escape the abuse happening in her own home, Susan  consistently used that instinctive gift towards helping others by working with them in the “danger zone.” Everyone involved in the movement against family violence should have these tools available, especially the unique “Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit” which is a series of forms and a video that will be a voice for victims who need to be heard.  Cases will be resolved and abusers will be arrested. Created from incidents surrounding the Stacy Peterson Case, the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (E.A.A.) was created for victims of domestic violence, to insure that the victim’s words about her fears and previous violence will not disappear if she does. The ability to prove who likely seriously injured, abducted, or killed …


Launch of Document the Abuse Campaigns for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Document the Abuse ( 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.  ( 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 …


In Memory of Susan Murphy Milano

Today (Oct.28) marks the 1 year anniversary of Susan’s death. What better way to remember her than to read and learn from the posts that she left behind. There are literally thousands of messages from her at Murphy Milano’s Journal, all indignantly calling for the safety of abuse victims. “But for those fearful or unable to seek service from a domestic violence shelter provider, there is a book available that will take a victim from living in fear to a plan, with a roadmap to safety. ” MurphyMilano’s Journal DocumentTheAbuse.Com HoldingMyHandThroughHell.Com ConqueringCancer.Me Related articles The Roth Show: Anny Jacoby Discusses Personal Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Victims ( Michelle S. Cruz Talks to Dr. Laurie Roth About Rights of Domestic Violence Victims ( Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Change Is Here, Action! ( Your Health is Wealth with Dr. Akoury: Domestic Violence Awareness Month ( Neil Schori Keynote Speaker at “Take Back the Night” Event (

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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 …