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5 Things Abusers Don't Want You to Know

Abuse occurs when a batterer attempts to maintain power and control over his or her victim. This fact has been clear to me since week one of my internship at New Directions, as staff members immediately began to teach me about domestic, intimate partner, and sexual violence. 882 more words

Domestic Violence Prevention

Untitled, completed on June 22, 2015

This latest creation by Dara is a tribute to the summer solstice that recently took place. It looks like a nostalgic pop-art/cartoon-style view on the cosmic scenarios in early Science-Fiction movies made by Georges Méliès. 9 more words

What To Do Before Leaving an Abuser

As new residents move into New Directions Domestic Abuse Shelter, I am impressed by the strength it took for them to endure and escape the abuse they experienced. 1,372 more words

Domestic Violence Prevention

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?

To understand the impact of domestic violence on a family, think of this crime as if it were a virus, like the flu. When one person brings this virus into the home, it spreads quickly to the other family members, and soon they are all dealing with the flu (domestic abuse). 979 more words

Domestic Violence Prevention


Home is not where you live but where they understand you.

– Christian Morgenstern

I’m going home to this for a while to recharge.

I am a firm believer that… 519 more words


To Gavin

Gavin –

To be sure, we don’t know from experience what you are entering. We do know about change and you are about to experience one of the biggest changes in your life. 820 more words


New Directions

No, the title was not intended to be a Glee metaphor. Although, what Will Schuester was aiming to do with the Glee club and what I am now aiming to do with this blog are very similar! 316 more words

Blooper Awareness