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Category Archives: Domestic Violence


Impacts Of Domestic Violence Make It Harder To Leave The Relationship

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Friends and family members of people in abusive relationships are often puzzled by the question, “Why don’t they leave?”. While they may be well-meaning in their concern, this question often serves to put at least some of the blame on the victim and fails to acknowledge the very real impacts domestic violence has on… Read More »


Domestic Violence Increases Due To COVID-19: Six Common Factors Involved

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence often involves hitting, punching, pushing, and other types of abusive behavior. It can also consist of sexual assault, threats, verbal abuse, stalking, and other types of harassment. The primary cause is the abuser’s need to gain power and a feeling of control over the victim. However, there are often other factors that… Read More »


Protecting Yourself Against Online Stalking and Harassment

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The internet allows us to communicate with friends, conduct business, catch up on the latest news, and research a variety of topics, all from the comfort of our own homes. Already popular with people of all ages, online activity has surged even higher over recent months in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, online… Read More »


4 Reasons Why Victims Blame Themselves For Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence can occur between spouses, former spouses, domestic partners, and people in other types of relationships. In addition to the heavy emotional toll it takes on victims, domestic violence can result in serious injuries and may eventually prove life-threatening. In some cases, fear of financial insecurity and the emotional trauma they suffer makes… Read More »


Four Common Types of Stalkers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

People often joke about ‘stalking’ certain family members, friends, romantic partners, or those they used to have a relationship with. While there is nothing inherently wrong with doing a quick Google search, looking up someone’s Facebook profile, or even driving through their neighborhood, these seemingly harmless actions can take a more serious turn. The… Read More »


Amidst Pandemic Related Court Closures, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Remain Part Of Essential Services

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Beyond closing schools, businesses, and public beaches, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many government services. In Fort Lauderdale, this impacts the courts as well. Many people involved in divorces and other family law disputes are forced to remain patient in resolving their cases. However, it is important for victims of domestic violence and those… Read More »


Apps Aim At Helping Domestic Violence Victims Get The Support They Need

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is a serious and ongoing problem in Fort Lauderdale. The situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic made a bad situation even worse.  Stay home orders have resulted in victims being forced to remain with abusers while social distancing makes it harder for them to get help from family and friends. Technology can ease… Read More »


Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting all of us. People in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida are keeping to their homes in an effort to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and the risks of community spread. This is a challenging situation for everyone, but particularly hard for those living with an abusive partner or… Read More »


Five Actions to Take Now if Your Spouse or Partner Is Abusive

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In every relationship, there are likely to be times when you and your partner fight. Within a few hours or days, the two of you make-up and life goes on as normal. Domestic violence is different. Abuse is unpredictable and you never know how far it will go. The one thing that is certain… Read More »


When Domestic Violence Impacts Your Job

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence can take a variety of forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. At the core, the abuser’s need to have control over their partner is often the driving issue. In addition to endangering your health and well-being at home, domestic violence can also impact you on the job. The following highlights a… Read More »