February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This is such an important topic for parents to be aware of, but can tend to be overlooked. Unfortunately, teen dating violence may be more prevalent than we recognize or want to acknowledge. But the more we talk about and become aware of the realities of dating violence, […]
Interview with Jessica Yaffa: 7 Ways Professionals Can Better Help Survivors of Abuse Disclaimer: The tips in this article apply to addressing and responding to abuse when the individual is an adult. While some of the tips may apply to helping children, professional obligations when a child is involved can differ greatly. In a recent […]
If we are to be honest, the news right now is downright bleak and depressing. The pandemic is on our Facebook feeds, in our inboxes, on the television 6 feet away, and always on our minds. Domestic violence during COVID19 is on the rise globally, as shutdowns and stay-at-home orders increase relationship stress and trap […]
Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, life as we know it has changed. There have been changes in where we can go, who we can connect with, and how/where we can spend our time. We have had family members, neighbors and friends who have been affected and possibly infected by this fast spreading […]
Our very own Jessica Yaffa talks to KPBS about the recent domestic violence-related murder-suicide in Paradise Hills. These stories are heartbreaking but serve as reminders that we, as a community, can help survivors of domestic violence. Listen to interview here.
Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence does not take a break, time off or rest during the holiday season. But does it increase? Is there an increase in Domestic Violence (also known as Intimate Partner Violence) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day? The short answer is- yes and no. There are mixed and contradictory results […]
Our very own Jessica Yaffa talks to KOGO about the recent domestic violence-related murder-suicide in Paradise Hills. These stories are heartbreaking but serve as reminders that we, as a community, can help survivors of domestic violence.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” It is critical to note that domestic violence impacts both genders, although it has often been […]