During the COVID-19 lockdown, calls for help to domestic violence hotlines have grown shorter and more frantic. One woman shared her story with NBC News.
The pandemic has stretched this New Mexico domestic violence shelter down to its last dollar. Its executive director and staff are doing all they can to keep the doors open amid a spike in people needing services.
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La Casa, Inc. was highlighted in an amazing article by Mike Cook of The Las Cruces Bulletin, “Domestic violence: Mary’s story of survival and triumph.” We want to share with you this article that gives a glimpse of how La Casa, Inc. works and helps survivors. “I’m a survivor,” said a Las Cruces…
Why help abusers?
While arrest and incarcerations is an important deterrent to domestic violence, it isn’t a cure and repeat offenses often occur. Batterers cannot be incarcerated forever. Several organizations decided to try and help abusers through reeducation, showing abusers how to handle their emotions and learn what actions are considered abusive.
If you are planning to leave a domestic violence situation, here is a list of items you may need and should consider packing.
“You’re crazy – that never happened.”
“Are you sure? You tend to have a bad memory.”
“It’s all in your head.”
Does your partner repeatedly say things like this to you? Do you often start questioning your own perception of reality, even your own sanity, within your relationship? If so, your partner may be using what mental health professionals call “gaslighting.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we have a full calendar of fundraising events at community businesses to support La Casa, Inc. We hope you can join us!
‘A gendered trap’: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows
Hera McLeod pleaded with the family court judge to keep her 15-month-old son, Prince, away from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The mother, along with many other witnesses, told the court about the man’s fits of rage, the night he threatened to kill her at gunpoint, the times he allegedly abused his older son and allegedly raped McLeod’s sister.
How do we know our work results in reduced violence for domestic violence survivors and their children?