This is shocking: 1 in 3 women experience serious physical violence from
an intimate partner during their lifetimes. 33%! Typically it happens between the ages of 16-24. But dating violence can be harming someone's 12-year old daughter, your 30-year old niece, or one of your co-workers.
It could be happening right now and you don't know about 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 publicly 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 on it. 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 share guidance gained from conversations with domestic violence counselors and law enforcement professionals. I've spoken with victims and survivors. Most of what I've learned is from our lives after the loss of our daughter, Kristin. It 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 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 podcasts on your favorite podcast player. We include domestic violence counselors, law enforcement pros, parents of victims, actual survivors of abuse, and friends of our daughter, Kristin.
We intend 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.
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Board of Advisors with Cabrini University's Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education
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