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"A DV victim trying to get help is like a dog trying to catch it's tail" by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A victim's point of view of the available resources for domestic violence "Speak up and lose your children" "It's just more people saying - call so and so... here is a ... Read on »
"The Needs List" for Domestic Violence Victims by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Over the past year, I have been teaching battered women how to get proper assistance from Domestic Violence Organizations and state programs. It may seem easy- just call t ... Read on »
"Working with the White House to keep abuse victims from falling through the cracks" by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This post is taken from www.alexisamoore.blogspot.com, President of Survivors in Action, please read her message and pass along. "Domestic violence (DV) victims contin ... Read on »
“CREAMING”: WHY MANY DV VICTIMS DON’T GET HELP by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Written by Anne Caroline Drake, MBA/JD in July 2009 http://annecarolinedrake.com/ This article is still so current. To me, it is genius. Today I’m blowing the whi ... Read on »
-Ideas from a Domestic Violence Survivor- by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Hi Maria, I would like to talk with you about the efforts to help women and children impacted by domestic violence. I live in California and also am shocked by the la ... Read on »
1.Ignore 2.Refer 3.Pass the buck by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The title of this post describes the one and only process domestic violence organizations/agencies/programs seem to use to send victims in, what I call, the "DV run around". ... Read on »
3D Photo printers in the Classroom: 7 Reasons Why Every University Should Have a 3D Printer by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health 1. A 3D Publishing device Lights the Creativity of Students One of the difficulties experienced by CAD instructors is to motivate learners to style designs and study te ... Read on »
A Battle to get Domestic Violence Laws passed for NYS... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I started this blog in 2008. Shortly after starting this site, I became passionate about DV legislation for victims of violence. I began listening to the stories of m ... Read on »
A blog post courtesy of "NYS Crime Victims Board Failing Victims" by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Below is a post written by a NYS victim of stalking that has been working with me to expose the corruption behind the NYS Crime Victims Board. You can visit her site by go ... Read on »
A National Model for Domestic Violence Response: The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health By David Liscio / The Daily Item SALEM - Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett often says domestic violence is homicide waiting to happen. Others in the ... Read on »
A Parent's Guide to Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying: Protecting Your Children as Simple as 1 - 2- 3 by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Every day you hear another statistic about victims of cyberbullying. Teens and tweens unknowingly invite strangers into their worl ... Read on »
A settlement is reached... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Finally, after 10 months of waiting to collect on the sale of my home, my husband actually allows me to have my money and signs the settlement agreement he has been prolong ... Read on »
A victim of domestic violence must fit the proper criteria in order to get any help by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Over the last month I have been trying to work with the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to try and find free legal counsel for my divorce, since I have already paid nearly ... Read on »
ACP (Address Confidentiality Programs), SSN and Identity Change continue to be difficult to... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health "I had to fill out paperwork on my new job today. They called yesterday...so I called the Social Security Office to check on my application for a new Social Security Number ... Read on »
Addressing Rob Rolison and the Dutchess County Legislature about GPS devices for High Risk Offenders by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Dutchess County Legislature We are concerned with the County's choice in technology (Elmo-Tech) for monitoring High Risk Offenders. The right technology is critical for t ... Read on »
Addressing the NYS CVB and the White House Adviser, Lynn Rosenthal, on Ending Violence Against Women by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health After battling with the NYS Crime Victims Compensation Board for one whole year now, I feel I have enough information to effectively speak on behalf of all crime victims su ... Read on »
Am I happy with being a battered woman? by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A question I ask many victims I work with: Are you happy being a battered woman? The answer is always no. Then I proceed with: What is holding you to your situation? ... Read on »
An Extension on the Statute of Limitations in NYS, Proposed by Maria Phelps and Introduced by Ken... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health This is my injury. Two years ago my abuser broke my leg in three places and today I am unable to seek restitution in a civil court due to the statute of limitations curr ... Read on »
Another domestic violence resource for victims, will this resource actually work? by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence just announced the first National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory for victims of domestic violence. As I ... Read on »
Another resource that is not working for victims--National Stalking Resource Center by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health More confusion about organizations receiving government tax dollars that claim to help victims, and fail. Below, Michelle Garcia (Executive Director of the National Stalkin ... Read on »