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For more than 40 years, researchers have studied Intimate Partner Violence, providing insight into the problem and offering solutions for decreasing the epidemic of intimate partner homicide. With increased awareness, laws and services, intimate partner homicides of males in the U.S. have significantly decreased since 1980. However, homicides of women are increasing, intimate partner violence in teen dating relationships is on the rise, and more than half of all mass shootings in the U.S. have been linked to domestic violence. We recommend that you watch the film before commenting to gain a better understanding of the conversation!

Tracy Schott

Tracy Schott, MSW, MS is the Producer/Director of Finding Jenn’s Voice, the award-winning documentary film about intimate partner homicide featured in Voices4Change. She has presented to audiences internationally on abusive relationships, pregnancy, and the media’s role in shaping the narr... Read more

David Adams

David Adams, Ed.D., is Co-founder as well as Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, established in 1977. David has led groups for men who batter and conducted outreach to victims of abuse for 36 years. He has led parenting education class... Read more

Leah Olszewski

Leah Olszewski ,is a consultant with a Big Four firm, an Army Officer, and accomplished entrepreneur whose world was turned up side down when her active duty Air Force boyfriend, with whom she lived outside of Travis Air Force Base, California, physically assaulted her for the fifth time o... Read more

Sandra L. Brown

Sandra L. Brown, MA is the Director of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education (saferelationshipsmagazine.com). She is referenced as the ‘pioneer of the psychopathic/narcissistic abuse field.’ Her book Women Who Love Psychopaths/Narcissists was the seminal ... Read more

Dr. Linda Burke

Dr. Linda Burke is a board-certified OB-GYN physician with 3 decades of clinical expertise, an author of a prenatal book, The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy, blogger and subject expert consultant for the federal government. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she has lived in Flor... Read more


STRONGHEARTS Native helpline is a free domestic violence helpline When reaching out to StrongHearts Native Helpline, the first thing someone can expect is to speak with a Native American advocate. StrongHearts is the first national helpline specifically designed by and for Native Americans... Read more

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