“Abusive partners in LGBTQ relationships use all the same tactics to gain power and control as abusive partners in heterosexual relationships… but [those] in LGBTQ relationships also reinforce their tactics with societal factors that compound the complexity a survivor faces in leaving or getting safe in an LGBTQ relationship.”
#PrideMonth may be drawing to a close, but remember that the National Domestic Violence Hotline is available year-round, 24/7 to provide support and resources for anyone being abused by their intimate partner.
Elder Abuse Awareness Month: As the American population continues to age, the topic of nursing home abuse and elder abuse is starting to come into public view
June is World Elder Abuse Awareness month, and according to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, “There is a widespread and perhaps dangerous misconception that the only victims of sexual assault are young women- but elderly women are also commonly victims of sexual abuse.” Though elderly men and women fall victims to abuse, women are more likely to suffer sexual abuse. In the era of the #MeToo movement, gender-based sexual violence against elderly women needs to be brought to the forefront of the discussion. Read more.