by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
In Crazy Love, Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her experience as a Domestic violence survivor. This is an incredible video that explains the patterns of domestic violence and how someone can find it difficult to leave an abusive relationship.
Just a reminder that the House GOP allowed the Violence Against Women Act to expire over a year ago. Let your member of Congress know you want VAWA reauthorized by calling, writing and, if possible, scheduling an in-district visit.
Domestic Violence Resources
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Will provide info and referrals to local resources.
Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
They have an online hotline that can be found here. Aside from the hotline they will also be able to direct you to local counseling services.Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
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