THIS IS SHOCKING: 1 in 3 women experience serious violence from an intimate partner during their lifetimes. 33%! Typically it happens between the ages of 16-24. But dating violence could be harming someone's 12-year old daughter, your 30-year old niece, or one of your co-workers.
At this moment it could be happening and you don't know it. Dating violence is prevalent in every community, zip code, county, state, over all parts of this country. Forget all of your preconceptions or stereotypes. It is everywhere.
I'VE SPOKEN OUT ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE OVER 100 TIMES at high schools, colleges, private companies, community groups, and police academies. I've given TV, radio, podcast, and webinar interviews. I discuss the life-altering emotional and physical injuries that are possible unless we are aware—and we act. WHEN DATING HURTS explains the warning signs that can help us to detect a relationship that can be harmful. And I explain "the template every abuser follows". It is lifesaving information. It will bring you clarity on this issue.
I OFFER GUIDANCE gained from conversations with domestic violence counselors and law enforcement professionals. I have spoken with victims and survivors. Most of what I've learned is taken from our lives after the loss of our daughter, Kristin. This is not theoretical. It is real.
HAD WE SEEN A BOOK LIKE THIS, Kristin would be alive today. I believe that. What you will read can save someone's life. The more you know, the safer you—and those you care about—will be. We cannot undo my family's tragedy, but we can enlighten your family's future.
WHEN DATING HURTS is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.
THE WHEN DATING HURTS PODCAST This podcast is "on the air".
When Dating Hurts episodes are ready for you right now. And we have a great list of guests lined up to be interviewed over the coming weeks.
Listen to our podcast series on your favorite podcast player. We include domestic violence counselors, law enforcement professionals, parents of victims, actual survivors of abuse, and friends of our daughter, Kristin.
Our aim is to cover the entire dating violence spectrum. Only through awareness and education can we save our innocent children from the dating abuse epidemic.
So, think about giving our new series your attention. Subscribe so you don't miss episodes. Head to your favorite podcast player now and put in: When Dating Hurts. We look forward to you and your friends listening in.
When Dating Hurts podcasts is carried on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and many more.
Bill is a board member with Clery Center for Security On Campus
He is also on the Board of Advisors with Cabrini University's Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education