Emotional Abuse: Not All Abuse Leaves Bruises

When talking about domestic violence (or intimate partner violence/IPV), many people believe that if physical violence isn’t involved, then it’s not considered abusive. We often hear comments like, “well at least they don’t hit you,” or “they don’t hit [...]

2023-11-03T00:05:04+00:00By |

Forgotten Victims

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, sexual identity, or socioeconomic background. Historically women have been the most recognized victims or survivors of domestic violence, but approximately 1 in 7 men will experience intimate [...]

2023-10-31T15:25:02+00:00By |

Staying Safe While Leaving

This article includes dual perspectives regarding a survivor leaving a violent situation.  Prevention Educator Claudia shares from the perspective of an advocate to friends or family members of a domestic violence survivor and Counselor Jessica, gives insight from a [...]

2023-11-09T19:38:23+00:00By , |

BOOK REVIEW: Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Summary After her 18-year-old sister runs away to escape the pressure of living out their parents' visions of her future, 16-year-ols Caitlin begins acting out. Behaving both in ways to fill and reject the expectations left behind by the absence [...]

2023-09-12T20:50:49+00:00By |

BOOK REVIEW: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

Summary  Sparrow and Lucas are juniors in high school, best friends, and the lead ballerinas at a youth ballet conservatory. Sparrow experiences a near-death dating violence incident at the hand of a powerful upper-class peer around the same time that [...]

2023-08-16T18:54:59+00:00By |

Survivor Story – The Scars That Don’t Show

The following is the anonymous, personal story shared by a survivor of childhood emotional abuse and the response from one of HCWC’s Children’s Counselors. HCWC currently employs 8 professional counselors that specialize in working with children and teens across [...]

2023-05-09T14:51:18+00:00By |
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