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January 19, 2021

Season 2, Episode 2: Coercive Control Laws: A discussion with investigative reporter and author Jess Hill

About Episode 2, Season 2 To truly understand the experience of many domestic violence survivors we need to understand coercive control.  Coercive control,  which is one […]
January 18, 2021

Season 2, Episode 1: 6 Steps to Partnering with Survivors

About Episode 1, Season 2 The Safe & Together Model is premised on the idea that child-serving systems are natural allies to adult domestic violence survivors. […]
December 21, 2020

Episode 33: Our First Season Wrap Up: Looking back on PWAS 2020

About Episode 33 In this episode, David and Ruth look back over the highlights of the first season of Partnered with a Survivor. They talk about […]
December 21, 2020

Episode 32: Domestic Violence Advocacy in a Time of Police Reform: An interview with author Leigh Goodmark, and the staff of a survivor agency who stood up for racial equity and got defunded for it

About Episode 32 The last few decades have seen the dramatic rise of the criminalization of domestic violence perpetration across the globe.  As a result, police […]
December 8, 2020

Episode 31: “Acting in bad faith:” UK Centre for Women’s Justice files groundbreaking “super-complaint” against the police forces in England and Wales

About Episode 31 In 2020, the  Centre for  Women’s Justice filed a groundbreaking “super complaint” against all police forces in England and Wales.   The complaint alleged patterns of […]
December 7, 2020

Episode 30: 4 Ways the Concept of Trauma Bonding Works Against Survivors

About Episode 30 The term “trauma bonding” was originally coined by Patrick Carnes,  who was a proponent of the concept of sex addiction. He originally developed […]
November 23, 2020

Mapping Perpetrator Pandemic Control Tactics

By Katherine Cloutier and Sara McGirr “Perpetrator mapping has been a great tool for advocates who are working with someone who is minimizing what’s happening in […]
November 12, 2020

Episode 29: Family courts are failing the “best interests” of adult and child abuse survivors: An interview with Joan Meier

About Episode 29 Family courts’ decisions related to domestic violence and child abuse have tremendous impact on the lives of adult and child survivors. These decisions […]
November 9, 2020

“I’m Safe to Talk Right Now”

By Katherine Cloutier and Sara McGirr “We’ve changed the term social distancing. We’ve changed it in our agency to physical distancing because we want to emphasize […]
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