A Portrait of Domestic Violence
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on May 15, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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"I had been photographing a couple, Shane and Maggie, since September. I had originally intended the story to focus on the difficulties felons face once being released from incarceration. My intention was to paint a portrait of the catch-22 many individuals find themselves in upon release, the metaphorical prison of a stigma they can never seem to escape. The story changed dramatically when one night, Shane and Maggie got into a fight. Shane began to physically abuse Maggie, slamming her up against walls and choking her in front of her two-year-old daughter, Memphis."
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on March 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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This is an incredibly moving short video that brings awareness to the importance of the foster system and having quality foster parents. It also shines some light on the potential effects of children living in a domestic violence environment. Really a well made film, only 13 minutes long, take the time to watch!
Telling Amy's Story
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on February 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Told by the detective who led the case review, Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. Focuses on the events that led up to the tragedy of Amy's murder. The most important step is simply reaching out for help! There are many resources out there, all you have to do is reach out for them.
Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leav...
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on February 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on January 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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Emotional or mental abuse can have profound impacts on victims, sometimes more so than if the victim is being physically abused. Emotional and mental abuse are hard to spot from the outside. The abuser may have everyone fooled and make the victim out to be crazy or deluded. It's important to recognize these signs of emotional abuse in order to put a stop to them.
Emotional Abuse Test
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on January 22, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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This is a very simple set of questions that can help victims identify emotional abuse. The more questions you can answer "yes" to, the more likely it is that you are in an emotionally abusive relationship. If you or someone you know are suffering from emotional abuse, contact our office at 283-2415. Our advocates are here to listen to you and discuss your options; NO ONE deserves to live with abuse.
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on January 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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January is Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is generally defined as "a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear". There are laws against stalking in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and all US Territories. Stalking is a serious crime, if you or someone you know is a victim of stalking, reach out! There are resources to help you! Call our office 24-hour hotline and discuss your options!
Break the Silence
by crookcountyfamilyviolence on August 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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It may shock you to know that one out of every eleven teens reports being hit or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past twelve months. But why is that, and how can we change it? In "Break The Silence: Stop the Violence," parents talk with teens about developing healthy, respectful relationships before they start dating.
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