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How to Tell if a Coworker is Facing Abuse at Home

If you think a coworker may be being abused by her partner, it’s important to reach out—in a nonconfrontational, caring way—or raise your concern to your employer’s human resources department. You might be the only one who does.

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Scratching the Surface — Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Are domestic violence laws working in the US?

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When It’s Not Sex

Safe+Sound Somerset explores how language can impact society’s view of violence, murder and rape. We welcome your comments and questions. 

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When Temperatures Rise

This is only my second blog relating to domestic abuse; and while it will be brief, it’s taken me two days and many reeling thoughts to sit and write it. As I sit here now, in my office at 8pm on a Friday night, with a knot in my stomach, my phone buzzes with a message from my father that reads, “And now one happens in Georgia.” I knew he was referring to another murder.

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US Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Firearms for Domestic Abusers

The US Supreme Court voted 6-2 this week to uphold a federal gun control statute that bans gun ownership for domestic abusers. 

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Am I Being Abused?

It can be difficult to acknowledge that you, or someone you care about, is involved in an abusive relationship. Domestic Violence does not look the same in all relationships; however, there are some warning signs that may indicate you are in an unhealthy relationship.

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Safe Dating Strategies

Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through some kind of abuse.

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How an Abuser Can Track Your Online Activities

If an abuser has access to your email account, he or she may be able to read your incoming and outgoing mail. Even if you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.

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