All posts tagged: Intimate partner violence

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“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 …

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Shattered Lives: Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

  A refreshing new approach to combatting intimate partner violence by becoming proactive in the early stages is an important breakthrough developed by High Point, NC Chief of Police, Marty Sumner. By recognizing that offenders consistently escalate if not held accountable, resulting in increased family violence and often murder, Chief Sumner’s program has shown a decrease in intimate partner homicide as well as recidivism rates. For the complete report on the details and success of this program read: Offender Focused DV Initiative Report Aug 2014 Although traditional victim focus is still of utmost importance and resources for victims will always be needed, by curtailing offenders at the first offense there’s a likelihood that it will also restrict chronic offenders and remove the immediate danger to the victim more often. Shattered Lives Radio host Donna R. Gore welcomes Chief Marty Sumner and Shay Harger to the show to further discuss the Offender Focused DV Initiative and how communities in which it’s being utilized are having a positive impact. Chief Marty A. Sumner is a thirty year veteran with the …

My Sister's House, Shattered Lives, Elmire Ravin, Donna R. Gore

Shattered Lives: Safety First at My Sister’s House

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Shattered Lives is excited and honored to welcome Elmire Raven, Executive Director of My Sister’s House to the radio broadcast scheduled Saturday, March 1 at 5pm. My Sister’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides services, programs and resources to empower victims of domestic violence and their children to be free from abuse. Located in North Charleston, South Carolina, the organization operates an emergency temporary shelter at an undisclosed location for up to 36 women and children who flee abusive situations in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. It also maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline and helps victimized women and children with needed food, clothing, transportation, medication among many other community services. Learn more about the Survivor’s Advisory Board. According to Ms. Raven: “Survivors are uniquely qualified to provide input to My Sister’s House on policies and practices that will benefit current victim in the shelter.” This amazing organization is like many other small not-for-profits providing critical social services, advocacy and counseling.  Ms. Ravin spins many plates and …

Document the Abuse, Susan Murphy Milano, Neil Schori, Sandra L. Brown

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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Tracey Murphy Speaks about Susan Murphy Milano and the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit at Crime Survivors Award Event

Tracey Murphy, advocate and intimate partner violence survivor, will be speaking at the 2013 Crime Survivors Awards Banquet, sponsored by Crime Survivors, Inc. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Anaheim Marriott, 12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA. The purpose of this event is to present public safety personnel from the private and public sector with awards for assisting and helping victims of crime; Bringing awareness, prevention, and survival to all of the surrounding communities while offering resources and services to victims of crime. This event is also a fund-raising opportunity for Crime Survivors, Inc. to help support our programs. All proceeds raised by this event will go directly to programs for Crime Survivors.  http://www.crimesurvivors.org/page/events/2013-crime-survivors-awards-banquet/ For several years Tracey Murphy was mentored by the late Susan Murphy Milano, nationally recognized intimate partner violence expert. Murphy assisted her in the exposure of the revolutionary Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) described in detail in Murphy Milano’s book, Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship. Using the EAA in her own safety and escape plan, Tracey Murphy is …