February 28, 2019

The impact of trauma on a survivor’s brain

When it comes to the brain and trauma, we often automatically assume physical injury via some sort of sport related or vehicular accident. However, trauma to the brain can also be the result of a person, a place, or a situation...

March 23, 2018

The parents and siblings of a daughter killed by the man who said he wanted to marry her; the family of  a couple together decades when one partner turned on the other.  The employees of local businesses, some of whom know, firsthand, about the trauma of domestic viole...

November 22, 2017

When someone is concerned that a child may have been hurt, abused or neglected in any way, the situation must be reported to DCYF.    Proof of abuse and neglect is not required and reporting can be anonymous.

But parents who realize their child has been affect...

November 9, 2017

When survivors stay with their abusers beyond the first clear episode of violence, they are often blamed for both the violence and its continuance.

But staying where there has been abuse does not signify consent or permission for the abuse.

Attempting to leave an abusive...

August 3, 2017

Unwanted or abusive sexual experiences happen to men.  It’s not always called rape, but its effects can be devastating.

Sexual victimization of anyone leaves the person feeling vulnerable, ashamed, guilty and fearful with the abuse often going unreported for those very...

May 25, 2017

 “Most of my family and friends tried to talk me out of marrying him,” Tracy’s story begins. “But I was young and thought I was in love.”

They moved a few towns away and it wasn’t long before her new husband took control of her life, insisting that she dress a certain w...

April 27, 2017

Cindy (not her real name) used her last few dollars to get to Turning Points Network’s emergency shelter.  Sexually abused in her childhood, she was physically, emotionally and financially abused by her husband.  Just before arriving at our shelter, her husband had str...

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