Category Archives: intimate partner violence

A Call for Action: Changing the Culture of Teen Dating Violence

Empowering young people with the tools and the language to decipher healthy relationships from abusive ones is imperative in order to quell the epidemic of teen dating violence. We often forget that dating violence, which encompasses physical, emotional and/or sexual … Continue reading

Posted in dating violence, intimate partner violence | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2013 Celebrating Solutions & Roth Award Winners

Domestic violence remains one of the leading dangers for women in today’s world. An estimated one in five women will be a victim of abuse in her lifetime. With an issue so pervasive, so long standing, and so deeply ingrained … Continue reading

Posted in domestic violence, intimate partner violence | Leave a comment

Why Is Domestic Violence ‘Invisible’?

So far this summer, I’ve blogged about doctors who don’t want to screen their patients for intimate partner violence, even when it will take a minimum of time out of their exam schedules. I’ve written about employers who would rather … Continue reading

Posted in domestic violence, intimate partner violence, violence against women | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Criminalize Revenge Porn Now

All-too-frequently, lawmakers fail to play catch-up with the technological advances surrounding them in society; by the time they can see the tangible implications of these advances and act on them, countless people have already been harmed. Equally frequently, the legal … Continue reading

Posted in dating violence, intimate partner violence, violence against women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Realities of Sexual Assault

Realities of Sexual Assault. Check out what the producers of Law and Order:SVU have to say about VINE.  When Mary Byron was murdered in 1993, her family  knew that she could have been kept safe had she known he was … Continue reading

Posted in dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, violence against women | 1 Comment

Ky Supreme Court v. Ky General Assembly: Who Makes Law in KY?

Remember in high school civics when you learned about “separation of powers?”  You know the drill:   The legislative branch makes the laws, the judiciary interprets the laws, and the executive branch enforces the laws.  Well, in the context of protective … Continue reading

Posted in dating violence, domestic violence, family court, intimate partner violence, violence against women | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Medical Cost of Domestic Violence

As health care legislation continues to face challenges in Washington, medical reform is on everyone’s mind. After years of debate, the statistics are well-known: the USA, despite spending nearly $2.5 trillion on health care in 2009, a higher portion of … Continue reading

Posted in domestic violence, intimate partner violence, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments