Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is an epidemic, and during the COVID-19 health crisis, the number of incidents of abuse has spiked. Even as the restrictions are lifted, domestic violence will not just stop. We are in a critical time and now, more than ever, greater awareness, education and intervention is needed. Join in today to help stop the violence.
Domestic Violence Podcasts on Carey Pena Reports
When tragedies happen, we have to make a choice. We can crumble. Or we can persevere. Bobbi Sudberry decided to persevere. It wasn’t easy. She suffered one of the worst tragedies imaginable. In 2008, Sudberry’s 17 year old daughter, Kaity, was murdered by an out of control ex-boyfriend.
Dr. Maria Garay-Serratos says brain trauma in domestic violence victims is pervasive. In fact, her own mother passed away from head trauma, she says, after suffering abuse over the course of 40 years.
“It’s not an anger problem. If this was an anger issue, all of us would be abusers. This is about one person wanting to gain or maintain power with tactics of abuse.” At the age of 15, Donna Bartos found herself in an abusive relationship. Although she didn’t realize it at the time.
Need Immediate Help?
For assistance, counseling, and referrals to local advocacy centers, please call the appropriate hotline below. You are not alone.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
loveisrespect (Dating Abuse Helpline)
1-866-331-9474 or text loveis to 22522*
National Sexual Assault Hotline