All posts tagged: Safety Planning

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 …

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 …

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 (

Susan Murphy Milano,Holding My Hand Through Hell

Susan Murphy-Milano Missouri Presentations and Awareness Campaign

Missouri Events sponsored by SEMO Search Dogs and Scott County Search and Rescue Susan Murphy-Milano will be the featured speaker at several events planned by Scott County Search and Rescue to benefit  ongoing searches for missing persons. Murphy-Milano will assist the organization in raising awareness and funds through a series of events planned in Cape Girardeau, MO. Susan Murphy-Milano is a nationally known specialist in the area of intimate partner violence, homicide prevention, and personalized safety planning. She is the author of three books, Defending Our Lives, Moving Out, Moving On, and Time’s Up which contains the revolutionary Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit©.  Recently the website, Document The Abuse.Com was launched housing information about the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit© and how it benefits, not only victims of abuse, but first responders, prosecution of abuse cases, and individualized safety planning. The website also has information on how others can be trained and certified utilizing the model developed by Murphy-Milano. Her latest book, Holding My Hand Through Hell: A Real Life Journey of Hope, Survival, Murder and Abuse, will be …