Podcast on Crimes Against Women

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Deafening Silence: Exploring the Silent Treatment and its Impact on Abusers and Their Victims

Episode twenty of the second season of the Podcast on Crimes Against Women concludes our season with author, public speaker, Professor of Psychology at Siena College, and Editor of Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, Dr. Maureen Hannah. In this episode, Dr. Hannah discusses what the silent treatment looks like in everyday practice, how abusers can manipulate the silent treatment by turning it into a form of abuse, and how the silent treatment can be a gateway form of abuse or lead to other types of abuse. Dr. Hannah then examines how the silent treatment affects different victims in different ways, how it can be detrimental to childhood development and future relationships, and many other consequences of this type of abuse.


All Season 2 episodes

  • A Prayer For Healing: A Jewish Rabbi Responds To Domestic Violence
  • There’s Power In The Story: A Christian Pastor Responds To Domestic Violence
  • We Need More Harmony In The Home: A Muslim Imam Responds To Domestic Violence
  • When I Call For Help: A Roman Catholic Priest Responds To Domestic Violence
  • When You’re In It, You Don’t Realize That You’re In It: How A Military Officer Overcame Domestic Violence And Persevered To Pursue Advocating Against Violence Against Women In Our Military
  • My Living Is Not In Vain: How A Rape Survivor Found Hope And Empowerment After Trauma, And How She Persevered To Create Change Through Advocacy And Legislation
  • Representing People Where The Law Meets Their Life: How Many Abusers Attempt To Weaponize The Legal System And How Their Victims Can Circumvent The Tactics Of Courtroom Abuse
  • Without Escape From The Chains Of Intimate Partner Violence, No Other Equity Can Exist: Examining The Model Of Emergency Response For Victims Of Domestic Violence and How The Model Can Be Improved
  • For The Offender, Abuse Is A Choice: Exploring The Mindset Of Domestic Violence Offenders and The Concept Of Rehabilitating Offenders Through BIPP and Other Programs
  • Get Those Scissors Out, and Cut The Sandbags Off The Balloon: Navigating The Mind Of A Narcissist and How To Spot and Avoid The Red Flags Of Narcissistic Behavior
  • Why Would We Accept Any Kind Of Excuse For Abuse: How An Industry Leader Continues To Inspire Change 30 Years Into A Career Of Advocating For Women
  • Survivors Will Be Heard And Will Be Seen: The Powerful Story Of How Personal Trauma Transformed Into Action For An Industry Leader
  • True Justice Will Be Unique: Working Toward Justice In The Ever-Changing World Of Human Trafficking
  • Lean On Each Other: Combining Efforts To Eradicate Human Trafficking
  • Transcending Language Barriers: Providing Clinical Services To Victims Of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Who Speak A Non-Dominant Language
  • On Eagle’s Wings: Elevating Survivors Through Indigenous Solutions
  • Moving The Needle: Violence Against Transgender Women and The Work To Create Inclusive Services and Solutions For The Transgender Community
  • Beyond The Hashtag: The Transformation Of ‘Me Too.’ From Movement To Systemic Change
  • Bring Your Folding Chair: Showing Up To Encourage & Create Diversity In Leadership

About the Podcast

The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled the announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.