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Checks My Phone: This is Abuse

All month, we have talked about different ways an abuser gains or maintains power and control over another person. Some of what we’ve discussed may be behaviors you are familiar with, while others are not as commonly recognized as abusive. This week’s theme is, “Checks My Phone.” This is an abusive behavior that may be […]

Threatens Our Kids: This is Abuse

Kids may be used as tools for manipulation in an abusive relationship. If an abuser threatens a person’s children, the victim may feel the need to keep this abuser happy for the sake of their kids. This may lead to a victim of abuse staying in an abusive relationship for a longer period of time […]

It’s DVAM: Why do we start conversations?

Last week, we had the honor and privilege joining leaders from across the valley to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian and Star—the Mayors each made official proclamations declaring it officially DVAM for their cities and towns and the Ada County Commissioners signed an official proclamation for […]

Intentionally Hurts Me: This is Abuse

This week’s theme might seem more obvious than others, but in intimate relationships, it can be difficult to know when someone’s actions cross the line – especially when examining abusive behaviors that are not physical violence. We can often pinpoint physically abusive behavior because it is the most overt kind of domestic abuse, and as […]

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