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Domestic Violence info all women need to know

Updated: 6 days ago

Chris sat down with domestic violence expert Kathryn Hamel, Ph.D. from The Hecht Trauma Institute to learn more about how women can protect themselves from abuse. This is critical information every woman needs to know. In our opinion, it certainly could have helped Gabby Petito, who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, while traveling together in a converted van in Wyoming in August.

Dr. Hamel shares how the "Power Control Wheel" (click on the link below) spells out the various stages of behavior that escalates into violence towards women. Please share this link with those who you think will benefit from seeing this.

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In our video, Dr. Hamel also analyzes part of the Aug. 12 Moab police body camera footage of Gabby Petitio and Brian Laundrie, showing how Brian's behavior that we see on that video fits into the Power Control Wheel. Be sure to watch Chris's interview with Dr. Hamel. Click here.

(Chris interviewing domestic violence expert Kathryn Hamel, Ph.D. with the Hecht Trauma Institute)

We've compiled a list of several resources (see the links below) for domestic violence information. Be sure to save these links and share them with anyone you feel could benefit from this information.

Hecht Trauma Institute https://www.traumainst.org

Hecht Trauma Institute Self Care/Help Tools https://www.traumainst.org/self-help-tools

Centers for Disease Control – Domestic Violence https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/fastfact.html

Centers for Disease Control - Sexual Violence https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/index.html

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800)-799-SAFE or TEXT the word START to 88788

National Domestic Violence Safety Plan Resources – Interactive Plans for Living with an abusive partners, safety planning for children and safety planning for pets: https://www.thehotline.org/plan-for-safety/create-a-safety-plan/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Resources https://ncadv.org/resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network’s (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

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