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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Healthy vs. Unhealthy vs. Abusive Relationships Written by: Maya C and Loryn Camp February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Approximately 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. has experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Rates of emotional and psychological abuse are...

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Domestic Abuse, Self-Care, and the Holidays

Domestic Abuse, Self-Care, and the Holidays Holidays can be a joyful time, but for many, it brings a great deal of stress. This time of year, we often focus much of our energy on taking care of other people, and sometimes, we don’t get that energy back. For those who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse, the stresses may be...

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What is the Adult Protective Program?

Ask an Advocate: What is APP? Note for readers, we will discuss the types, definitions, and warning signs of abuse that may potentially be triggering. Most people have heard of CPS – Child Protective Services also known as DCYF (Division of Youth and Families) in New Hampshire. These services are integral to keeping children...

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October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month: History and Ways to Show Support

Domestic Violence Awareness Month:History and Ways to Show Support Domestic violence pervades all cultures, religions, gender and sexual identities, and countries across the world. Previous HAVEN blog posts have addressed the myths and misconceptions about domestic and sexual violence that you can find here. Domestic violence “a...

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Emotional Support Animals for Survivors

Emotional Support Animals for Survivors Emotional Support Animals or ESAs have been critical in supporting people who have survived trauma and individuals experiencing mental illnesses such as depression or anxietyin managing their symptoms. ESAs can also be a crucial part of a survivor’s journey in healing and managing...

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New Hampshire Expands Mental Health Supports to Address Statewide Crisis

People who have experienced sexual or domestic violence have more than physical wounds that need healing. The psychological wounds can last a very long time. Just like with physical triage to treat the trauma in the hours after an attack, support for the psychological and emotional impact is critical as well. It is difficult to face but getting...

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