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May 25 2007 Domestic Violence Newsletter Domestic Violence Newsletter

Greetings Everyone! Hope everyone has a great weekend. This week concludes the discussion about Elder Abuse.  The topic of this week's article is causes and prevention of elder abuse. You will find the link below.

Can you believe summer is already here? Wesley, my son, is graduating 1st grade this coming Thursday. 1st grade went faster then kindergarten! At his young age, he is having flashes of memories of what my ex did to me. I didn't think he would remember as many things as he does. When he asks me if this or that happened and why, I explain to him in terms that he will understand without turning him against his father. Even though he hasn't seen his father in almost 3 years, eventually he may want a relationship with him. It will be up my ex to tell his side of the story, I try not to have any influence over it. What have you done in this situation? What do you tell your children? Come discuss this topic in the forums with others. I would love to hear your story!

Here's the latest article from the Domestic Violence site at

Here's the latest article from the Domestic Violence site at

Elder Abuse – Causes and Prevention

What could cause someone to hurt a senior citizen? What are some ways to prevent it and report cases?

There is a lot of other information on the site if this article doesn't interest you. Simply visit for more great articles!

Recent Articles

Did you miss a newsletter or two? Here are the last two articles I posted on the Domestic Violence Site!

Elder Abuse – Signs and Symptoms

This article talks about what to look for you if suspect an elderly person you know or help care for is being abused.

Elder Abuse Defined

A look at the different types of abuse that our elderly populations may become victims to.

The Forums

The forum area has really taken off the past few months and I thank all of you who have come to discuss issues with others. We have many woman who come to the forums seeking advice on many different topics. Any imput we can give one another can make a difference. I encourage you to come help other woman out in their situations or come to post a question and get feedback!


A reader is working on a book of survivors stories. Here is what she posted in the forum to us about what she is looking for:

"One of the many things that continues to amaze me about family violence abuse survivors is their ability to play pretend and live their lives as though everything was normal in thier home.
I have been so intrigued by this since I too played the same game for many years prior to leaving 2 years ago. I have gotten a grant to put together a collection of stories from women who played the game and would love it any survivors were interested in sharing their personal stories. I have advertised across canada and have some wonderful peoms and short stories but it occurred to me that this forum was where I first voiced my own thoughts about the pain/anger/sadness etc I was feeling when I finally had the courage to leave. If anyone is interested, the safest bet would be for me to post a post office box number where the submissions could be mailed. If used, a small honorarium would be paid to the writer if she felt safe enough to receive a cheque.
Let me hear from you and if there is interest, I will post a box number. I am using only first names or initials for the writer's names. This is my way of ensuring that people are aware of survivors and victims and how hard it is for them.

If you want to learn more, here is the link to the post in the forum


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We are also looking for some great writers. There are many popular topics open! I have been writing here since November of 2004 and love it. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to write and ask! To find out what topics are open, see the following link.

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Jeanette Stingley, Domestic Violence and Buddhism Editor

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has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome
while trying to succeed."

-- Booker T. Washington

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