Know the Red Flags of Abuse
It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.
In fact, many abusers may seem absolutely perfect on the surface-- as if they are the dream partner -- in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors don’t always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.
If you’re beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one’s partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags and if you’re experiencing one or more of ... Read More »
Eating Disorders and Domestic Violence: Is There a Correlation?
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Since it was recently National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we wanted to take a second to talk with you about the relationship between domestic violence and eating disorders.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) defines these illnesses as extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight and food. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can be life-threatening.
Like domestic violence, the root of eating disorders is a need for control.
However, unlike with domestic violence, this need for control does not come from a place of feeling superior or entitled to power. ... Read More »
In This Issue:
Hotline Constituent Advisory Council Meeting
How the Hotline Supports Deaf Survivors
Vital Legislation for Victims of Domestic Violence
Introducing Sheila Marlow, CFRE
Beautiful Heartline Necklace Benefits The Hotline
On the Lines: Stories from the Advocates of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Dating Abuse Helpline
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Fifteen years ago on February 21, the National Domestic Violence Hotline received its first call for help from a father seeking assistance for his daughter who was in an abusive relationship. When then Senator Joseph R. Biden and Senator Orrin G. Hatch co-authored the Violence Against Women Act, they could not have imagined ... Read More »