Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Violence in the home, where a person wants and needs to feel safe, is all too prevalent.

Assault in the home is still assault!

It is a pervasive problem in virtually all countries, cultures, classes and income groups. It is a complex and multifaceted problem that requires individual solutions for different people in different socio-cultural contexts. It affects people from all walks of life and regions of the world.

Research shows that more females are the adult victims of D.V. in relationships, than males.

There are many Myths of Domestic Violence, including that if the victim will just do things “right” they will not be hurt anymore.

It is not true that threatening or striking someone is a sign of love!

It is estimated that in the United States, an assault on an adult significant other (by a spouse or life partner) occurs about every 15 seconds.

For information about how we can help, leave your name and number (on 303-202-6143), and whether it’s safe for a male (or only a female) to call back. This number is not a crisis line and is not monitored 24 hours a day, so please be patient. More emergency-type numbers are listed below.

If someone you know is being beaten, or is in fear of their life, you don’t have to just let it continue. There are several programs that could help, from police departments to battered women shelters.

Some helpful numbers:
Emergency 911

In the Greater Denver Metro area:

From emotional abuse to physical abuse; There is no excuse for abuse.

*** Clinicians and Mental Health Workers: I am co-author of a treatment manual for treating moms and children from Domestic Violence homes. It is called Growing Beyond Domestic Violence. It is a psycho-educational group workshop program based on an eleven week model. We deal with many things, with the women in one group and the children in another group, including: emotions (like anger and guilt), mistakes vs. abuse, personal rights, boundaries, safety, assertiveness, healing, and problem solving.

Please contact me for information, or to order a manual.

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