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Posts tagged "Domestic Abuse"

How to obtain a restraining order in New Jersey

restraining order.jpgCountless men and women within the State of New Jersey are the victims of domestic violence each year. A common problem for domestic violence victims is that they may not be aware that they are a victim of domestic violence; and even if they are aware, they may not know how to get help.

Red flags that a dating relationship could be turning abusive

in love.jpgDating relationships can take many twists and turns. Unfortunately, some relationships can become abusive. While a lot of the public focus on dating abuse is on younger couples, people of all ages can be victims of dating violence.

Pennsylvania changes its laws regarding guns and domestic abuse

ChicagoGunLaws_1108.jpgOne thing that has very big ramifications for domestic violence survivors is what protections they can receive under the laws of their state, including the laws on protecting domestic abuse victims from gun violence. Last week, a bill was signed by Pennsylvania's governor which will make some changes to these laws.

The reality of cyberstalking

cyberstalk.jpgDomestic violence can take many forms outside of physical abuse. Sexual harassment, assault, stalking and criminal mischief are just a few ways victims experience domestic violence. However, domestic violence can also occur in the cyber world.

Sexual harassment in the workplace

sexual-harassment.jpgOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every October, the nation is reminded of the pervasiveness of domestic violence as well as other forms of sexual assault and harassment. Together, we remember the victims and honor the survivors.

Recognizing when you are a victim of domestic violence

girl scared.jpgDomestic violence leaves victims and their families distraught and concerned. For some, domestic abuse may present itself clearly in physical altercations; but for others, abuse may occur in subtle put-downs. No matter the abuse or its severity, all victims have the right to recognize and report an abuser.

Domestic violence can impact anyone

domestic violence stop.jpgOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This national campaign works to shine a light on the violation of the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse. While it is a hard topic to discuss, it is important because it is a serious concern.

Warning signs of teen dating violence

KING_Relationship_Stock-1_1487160231944_8518043_ver1.0.jpgDomestic abuse is not limited to age, gender, finances, culture, race or marital status. It can happen to anyone - and it happens all too frequently. February is teen dating violence awareness month, and organizations across the country are raising awareness about teen dating violence, from assault and rape to abusive relationships of all types. Education regarding teen dating violence is integral in preventing a problem that continues to devastate families across the country.

Answers to common questions about civil protection orders

domestic.jpgAs many as one-third of all women and one-quarter of all men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we thought it would be helpful to answer some questions about protection from abuse orders. Commonly referred to as restraining orders, these are civil orders issued by judges to help prevent violence between intimate partners and family members.

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