Info about These Causes - Updated Aug 2019

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Info about These Causes - Updated Aug 2019
« on: November 06, 2017, 06:23:30 PM »
Obviously some or most of these articles may be triggering so please be aware of that before reading. 

Domestic Violence

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic, Huffington Post, Dec 2017

Why We Donít Recommend Couples Counseling for Abusive Relationships. The [US] National Domestic Violence Hotline, February, 2018.

Domestic Violence Awareness Hasnít Caught Up With #MeToo. Hereís Why. New York Times Article, Oct 16, 2018.

Domestic abuse: Killers 'follow eight-stage pattern', study says - BBC News, August 2019.

About 30,000 women across the world were killed by current or former partners in 2017.  Dr Monckton Smith said women account for more than 80% of victims killed by their partners - and most of the time, the partner is male.

The eight steps she discovered in almost all of the 372 killings she studied were:

1.  A pre-relationship history of stalking or abuse by the perpetrator
2.  The romance developing quickly into a serious relationship
3.  The relationship becoming dominated by coercive control
4.  A trigger to threaten the perpetrator's control - for example, the relationship ends or
     the perpetrator gets into financial difficulty
5.  Escalation - an increase in the intensity or frequency of the partner's control tactics,
     such as by stalking or threatening suicide
6.  The perpetrator has a change in thinking - choosing to move on, either through
     revenge or by homicide
7.  Planning - the perpetrator might buy weapons or seek opportunities to get the victim alone
8.  Homicide - the perpetrator kills his or her partner, and possibly hurts others such as the
     victim's children

Sexual Assault/Abuse/Harassment

A Survivor's Guide to Sexual Assault (US) - information and a list of state resources for survivors of sexual abuse to get the help they need. Includes a guide to help loved ones understand sexual assault.

The Survivors Justice Centre (US) - Free legal services and support for victims of sexual assault in the US to seek justice by holding their perpetrators accountable.

Sexual Assault & the Brain - Web site of Dr. Jim Hopper, an independent consultant and Teaching Associate in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, his research, clinical, and consulting work has focused on the psychological and biological effects of sexual assault, child abuse, and other traumatic experiences.

Why doesn't society care about male rape?  The Telegraph, May 25, 2015.

Fitzgerald, L. (2017). Still the last great open secret: Sexual harassment as systemic traumaJournal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18 (4).

Rhodes, E. (2018). There is a problem with juries acting on myths rather than evidence, The Psychologist, 31.
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Re: Info about These Causes - Updated Aug 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 05:10:06 PM »
Good resource I saw on Twitter today - How to be an Ally to a Loved One Experiencing Domestic Violence: A Guide for Family and Friends

Published by The Safe & Together Institute - "A global leader in domestic violence-informed training and systems change. Our mission: Create a global network of professionals, organizations and communities working together to create domestic violence-informed child welfare and child-serving systems. We work everyday to change systems so they can be better allies to adult and child domestic violence survivors."