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How to Cope With Grief by Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on May 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When someone you love passes away, you’re likely to experience a wide range of emotions, from sadness and guilt to anger and denial. It’s vital to learn how to cope with grief by maintaining your mental and physical health. Below are some tips to help you cope with grief by making healthy lifestyle choices during this time.

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Getting Away, Starting Over: Advice for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on May 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Leaving an abusive relationship can be an agonizing decision. Women may stay for years despite repeated incidents of domestic violence or many reasons, from a lack of resources to the fear of the unknown and the uncertainty of starting over. But when the situation spirals into uncontrolled violence, getting away quickly and safely becomes a matter of life and death.

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What is Domestic Violence

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 25, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (49)

What is Domestic Violence?

A pattern of abusive and threatening actions used to dominate power and control over an intimate dating partner or spouse. An abusive partner uses many types of abuse. Domestic violence includes the use of physical,sexual violence, threats and intimidation, stalking, emotional,psychological, financial control and spiritual abuse. The power and control wheel is used to help identify a patte...

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What is trauma

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 24, 2018 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

What is trauma ( toxic stress) A physical, emotional, and spiritual reaction due to an interpretation of a life event that overwhelms the capacity to cope. Having hidden pain manifest in our behavior.

Hurt people, hurt people.Those who are victims of such things live, with recurring memories of what they witnessed.It infects their sleep, dest...

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Systems need to change

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on July 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (3)
Today left me numb, coming in contact with a family that has been totally ignored by police and social services. We had to step in and make our own report! Thank God now they are listening, but it's not ok how they have been ignored! As an organization I see how we must educate systems to truly help victims. We must be trauma informed to know how to help them. If you are unaware of trauma you will damage the family more. Please get informed