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LAWMAKERS TO HOLD BRIEFING ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEAR CONCERNS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS AND DISCUSS THE NEED FOR POLI by Maria Phelps Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 12:03pm Media Advisory - Hawaii House of Representatives June 20, 2011 - For Immediate Release Contact: Office of Rep. John Mizuno, Telephone: 808-586-6050, Cell: 808-741-0639 Several domestic violence survivors will share their story of how they lost custody of their child(ren) to the abuser, even after a finding of domestic violence by the abuse ... Read on »
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence not upholding domestic violence legislation by Maria Phelps Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:06pm I'd like to post this story here tonight because I'd like to discuss the roles of these large Coalitions "against domestic violence". Tonight this story was all over the news, Legislator DuWayne Gregory of Suffolk County NY would like to introduce legislation that would create an online registry of the county's domestic batterers. To many vict ... Read on »
Courtesy of Survivors in Action: Domestic Violence Shelters and Advocates noticeably absent for Domestic Violence press conferen by Maria Phelps Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 12:00am Abuse shelters, domestic violence advocates noticeably absent during domestic violence legislative rally in Poughkeepsie, NY yesterday. After the tragic slaying of Linda Riccardulli, her family and abuse survivor, Maria DiBari, gathered the courage to speak yesterday in a live press conference in support of DV REFORM along with district 102 A ... Read on »
Lost to Domestic Violence: Jackie Axt speaks out on behalf of her late sister and domestic violence victims in NYS by Maria Phelps Posted Fri 22 Apr 2011 12:00am Recently, I've been reading about all of the available services for domestic violence assistance in Dutchess County. I cannot help but point out how this "model" for DV response has failed so many people. I'd like to set a few things straight. My sister, Linda Riccardulli, was not helped by Grace Smith House. She did not get directed ... Read on »
Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence - October's step-sisters for awareness by christine w. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 Oct 2010 12:00am October is a big month for women.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Abuse Awareness Month , both potentially deadly killers of women, in epidemic proportions.  Two of my dear friends have had breast cancer, one many years ago and one this past year.  Both of these women handled their illness with grace, thr ... Read on »
Truth About Luci – A book about Surviving and Healing from Domestic Violence by Jenny M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 9:03am The following is a guest post from a wonderful person and friend.  She has survived some horrific circumstances including domestic abuse.  She has not only survived but healed and is now sharing her story in hopes it will help others.  Please give her a warm welco ... Read on »
Sheen, addiction and domestic violence by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 3:25pm There’s been a lot of buzz about Charlie Sheen’s sad and all too public descent into addiction-induced madness. I tend not to comment on these kinds of stories, but I saw a couple other things I wanted to highlight. First, in some corners, there is a strange romanticisation of his “honesty” about his drug use and lifestyle and their ple ... Read on »
The Domestic Violence Screening Form: My solution for improving the screening process by Maria Phelps Posted Thu 06 May 2010 2:01pm WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED READING, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK The idea that I had yesterday that would improve the screening process for domestic violence patients too afraid to verbally admit to domestic abuse in a hospital setting is as follows. I would appreciate any feedback on this idea from victims and survivors so that I can improve my ... Read on »
The MidHudson News Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence by Maria Phelps Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 12:00am Domestic violence activist and victim says more is needed to fight the scourge POUGHKEEPSIE – In the wake of last week’s murder-suicide of a man who shot and killed his wife and then turned his gun on himself, only after he shot a Poughkeepsie City police officer to death, a domestic violence law reformer Monday said Dutchess County is losing ... Read on »
The Myth of Male Domestic Violence. by phil T. Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 1:47pm Domestic violence, whether it be mild, moderate, or severe, is unacceptable. Anybody experiencing domestic violence should have access to support. The narrative that runs and runs is that domestic violence is a woman's issue, and perpetrated by men. Academic research in this area does not back this up. Women, if anything, are more likely to ... Read on »