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Sara Barber, MA, is the Executive Director of SCCADVASA.
Prior to joining SCCADVASA, she was the Executive Director of a batterer intervention program that offered services in seventeen South Carolina counties and has thirteen years of experience in this field.
There’s a phrase, “the elephant in the living room,” which purports to describe what it’s like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser.
People outside such relationships will sometimes ask,“How could you let such a business go on for so many years? ” And it’s so hard for anyone living in a more normal situation to understand the answer that comes closest to the truth; “I’m sorry, but it was there when I moved in.
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Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents.
Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.
She just chatted with him, but that night, her husband threw her into a mirror.”…when a wife wouldn’t testify, little punishment was meted out.
This page is devoted to all the wonderful brave people who have shared their domestic violence stories, feelings and experiences to help others.
These survivors had the strength to live through the Hell which is Domestic Abuse, the strength to fight it and break free, and are willing to help others in similar situations to realise that there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope and there is freedom.
But of course, hind sight is a wonderful thing and all I saw was a good looking, sweet and loving man whom I was lucky to be dating."Julie's Domestic Violence Story - Julie's domestic violence story comes from a very brave woman, who despite still being a current victim of abuse, still thinks and cares enough about other domestic abuse victims to want to tell her story and warn them.
Nola's Domestic Violence Story - Nola's domestic violence story shows just why abuse victims stay in abusive relationships, or why, having managed to leave once, they can find themselves back together with their abuser again ...