Development

Stories of Healing and Hope: Jared’s Transformation

Today, I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful partner. I have the healthy family I always wanted. Because of DAP, I learned to practice being a loving and compassionate person every day by being in control of my actions. I want to be an example to my daughters of how they should be treated. Seven years ago, I was arrested for hitting my girlfriend. Before that, I had used abuse in other...

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Christina Finds Life-saving Legal Support at DAP

Christina Finds Life-saving Legal Support at DAP October 4, 2016 Christina lived in constant fear. She feared she would never be fully safe from her abuser. Christina’s husband, Dan, had been abusing Christina and her kids emotionally and psychologically for years. Dan would call Christina names in front of their kids and threaten her. She’d been contemplating a divorce for months, but...

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DAP hosts Humphrey Fellow from Pakistan

This week Domestic Abuse Project had the unique privilege of hosting a Humphrey fellow. Neelum Khan Toru is a member of a Humphrey Fellowship pilot program that focuses on executive leadership. This program brought together ten different leaders from all over the world for a week of Seminars at Harvard, and then connected them with institutions all over the country that best matched their...

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Marine Corps Receives Change Step Training and Helps Veterans Change Abusive Behavior

In July two therapists, Sean and Mariah found themselves on the coast of sunny California. But they weren’t there to enjoy the sun and surf – they were training roughly 30 social workers of the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in Domestic Abuse Project’s Change Step model. Change Step was created in 2012 to provide services that address the specific issues faced by veterans of the Armed...

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Meet the Interns

Sarah Sarah is working towards her MSW in Clinical Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas. She hopes to gain a more intimate understanding of how domestic violence affects families as well as deepen her awareness of how to provide healthy alternatives throughout her time at DAP. Ending domestic violence is important to Sarah because she believes that helping one family...

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