Relationship abuse, or dating and domestic violence/abuse, is characterized by behaviors used by a person to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Warning signs, or red flags, can indicate that a relationship is going in the wrong direction.
Abuse can take many forms, but it is important to remember that each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse in any kind.
Dating & Domestic Violence Articles
At times, we may not know what we can do as individuals to ensure relationships free from violence and abuse for every member of our community. Though Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming to a close, there are always opportunities to raise awareness and support survivors year-round. Here are five things all of us can do today to [...]
How can we improve our relationships? Perhaps you already have a pretty healthy relationship with trust, friendship, respecting boundaries, open communication, and love. But how do we express our love? What do we need to feel loved in return? The Five Love Languages There are five love languages. These include: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and [...]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign committed to raising awareness of and preventing domestic violence. Domestic violence affects people of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Domestic violence includes the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of an intimate partner. Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power [...]
Self-care is important to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. It means doing things to take care of your mind, body and spirit. Scroll through our 8 Ways to Practice Self-Care Story to learn more!
1. Comfort your Child’s Bonding with their Teacher/s Children need to feel connected to an adult they believe will keep them safe. When they are not with their parents, they need to transfer their attachment focus to their teacher, otherwise they're too anxious to settle down and learn. If you notice your child doesn’t feel good about school: Contact [...]
Parents, it’s back to school time again! You may be feeling a little excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things such as new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Maybe you’re nervous [...]