Sexual & Domestic Violence

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The Lancet Series on Violence Against Women & Girls 

“Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape. The Lancet Series on Violence against women 

and girls shows that such abuse is preventable. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, and show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programs, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress.” Via The Lancet

When Love Gets Violent 

Laci Green discusses violence within relationships, and the need to have open conversations on the issue.

Power & Control Tactics Discussed 

A series of 16 blogs discussing the patterns of tactics from my power and control wheel – Emotional unkindness & violation of trust.

A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma 

A basic discussion of how trauma affects individuals emotionally and physically.

False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault 

The article begins by reviewing up-to-date research suggesting that the rate of false reporting for sexual assault is in the range of 2-8%. It also critiques prior research suggesting that the rate of false reporting is far higher, and explores the reasons why this issue is so challenging for professionals in the field.

DIAP Wheel Gallery 

DIAP is the home of the Duluth Model of Batterer’s Intervention; they are the originators of the power and control wheel as an educational tool. Their wheel gallery includes downloadable copies of several wheels including power and control.