Domestic Abuse 101

How to help a friend in an abusive relationship

Each year countless women and men are physically and emotionally abused by their partners. Chances are you know someone – sister, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc. – who is a victim of domestic violence. And it can be hard to know what to do. Here are a few things you can do to help someone who is being abused: Be willing to listen, without judgment.  If someone tells you they are being...

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The Cycle of Abuse

Domestic abuse or violence is often thought of as either a one time event or a constant state of battery, when in fact it is neither.  In most abusive households or situations there is a recognized pattern or build up of abuse known as the cycle of abuse.  The cycle of abuse occurs in three phases: tension build-up, explosion, and remorse or honeymoon. While this general pattern exists in many...

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Understanding Power, Control, and Abuse

Domestic abuse is not all cuts and bruises. in order to end abuse in our families, or in our community, it is important to be aware of the entire range of behavior that could constitute abuse. To do this, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, in Duluth, created the Power and Control Wheel, a diagram that helps both victims and abusers identify all the behaviors that they have either experienced...

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Learn More! Join a “From Secrets to Safety” Tour!

Join our Executive Director, Sarah Clyne, for breakfast, and this free, one-hour behind-the-scenes look at the work of ending domestic abuse.  Held at Domestic Abuse Project’s main office, you will learn about the dynamics of domestic abuse and the experience of an individual impacted by domestic violence. During this informative and moving hour you will walk in the shoes of domestic violence...

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Donor Spotlight-Barbara Levie

Barbara was initially introduced to Domestic Abuse Project by friends who invited her to the DAP’s annual Transforming Families Luncheon. For many years she wasn’t able to attend, but after her first luncheon three years ago she was drawn into DAP’s work. Barbara works as a part-time office manager at an ad specialties company. She loves her flexible schedule that allows ample time for her...

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