This morning, I was privileged and honored to be a guest on Nina Sutton’s radio show “One Smart Mother”, heard Tuesdays at 9a on WGCH-AM 1490 (Greenwich, CT). You can listen to the 30 minute interview in its entirety below:
Today’s topic was one near and dear to my heart and my profession as a therapist – domestic violence. I embrace every opportunity to speak about the real face of domestic violence, to break the myths and help end the generational cycle of abuse.
As I promised on the show, here are some of the best resources (National and local) if you suspect that you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship. Remember, you don’t need a black eye or a hospital stay for a relationship to be abusive or illegal, some of the deepest and longest lasting wounds happen on the inside.
Help is ready and available. Join me in talking about this problem.
- 24-hour, toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE http://www.ndvh.org
- 24-hour, toll-free Connecticut statewide hotline 1-888-774-2900
- The first of its kind, NTDAH will operate via telephone and Web 24 hours a day and will be staffed by both teen and adult advocates. Teens (and parents) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 1-866-331-9474 or log on to the interactive Web site, loveisrespect.org
- Loveisnotabuse.com Tips and tools to start the conversation with your teen, in your school, in your community.
- CWF (The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, Inc.)
753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (203) 384-9559 www.cwfefc.org
- DVCC (Domestic Violence Crisis Center) 1-888-774-2900 www.dvccct.org
Norwalk, CT (203) 852-1980 and Stamford, CT (203) 357-8162
- CCADV (Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence) (860) 282-7899 http://www.ctcadv.org
- 2-1-1 Infoline in Connecticut
- Worldwide hotpeachpages.net
Check back in October for another radio guest spot and further resources for specific populations, namely affluent victims and resources for teens regarding dating choices.
As always, MFT3 is ready and able to help if you are experiencing abuse or violence in your relationship. We can be reached at (203) 416-6008 or at info [at] mft3 [dot] com. All calls and emails are completely confidential.