How to Help a Friend Facing Abuse

Reprinted from Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Whether you suspect that a friend or family member is being abused or you witnessed someone being abused, you can take steps to help. What are signs that someone may be abused? According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, some warning signs…

TWI Empowerment: Domestic Violence Safety Planning During COVID-19

COVID policies such as working remotely and sheltering in place might be combating the pandemic, but for many abuse victims, home isolation is a dangerous option. Combined with the pandemic’s financial and emotional burdens, domestic violence poses a growing threat to safety. Below is a proposed safety plan with practical methods to help victims protect…

TWI Empowerment: Domestic Violence Safety Planning

Many victims of domestic violence may struggle with accessing adequate help or learning how to protect themselves and their children. Below is a proposed safety plan with practical methods to help victims escape from dangerous situations. Victims are encouraged to use and personalize these methods to address their current situations. Find the “safest room”, or…

TWI Empowerment Series #Gaslighting

At office. So he didn’t touch, but wanted to. Made no advances but expected to be pandered to. And when faced with resolute indifference, made things difficult. Promotions, pay rises, small perks – nothing came one’s way. To the point one left. Not a MeToo story. Not the binary of yes or no, happened or…