Domestic violence is abuse that takes place in intimate relationships.
Domestic violence crosses all barriers: economic, gender, ethnicity, age.
Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, spiritual.
Domestic abuse includes stalking behaviors.
The cycle of domestic abuse includes 3 phases: Honeymoon, Tension Building, and Explosive.
It is that time of year again! With all the advertising on TV for back to school items, I could not help but notice the ads where the kids talk about how they will be different this year. One little girl seems determined to raise her hand more in class; a boy practices some new dance moves in the mirror.
I got to thinking about those first days of school and the expectation that this year will be different…and better then the last. I believe there are a few things we can learn from these kids:
For those of us who’s first days of school are only a distant memory, I have hope we can develop a sense of new beginnings every day!
They SEE themselves as they DESIRE TO BE.
They are WILLING to MAKE THE EFFORT to change.
They BELIEVE they CAN BE DIFFERENT this year.