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Sage Mentoring Moments: Domestic Violence - The Unseen Scars

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When you take a real close look at Domestic Violence it is real to most people and affects more people than one would imagine. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 Women and 1 in 4 Men have experienced [some form of] “physical” violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Just based on those stats alone make it unbelievable that these many people are impacted. Meaning that more than likely it impacts someone that you know if it's not you. But how about the stats that aren’t that obvious. The abuse that is non-physical which gets unnoticed and overlooked. Domestic Violence isn’t always like it’s portrayed in a Lifetime Movie. It can be verbal, financial, psychological, emotional and economical, all of which hurts still the same and the effects can last even longer. Many times these types of abuse goes on undetected and may never get to become physical before the damage is already done. So if that is the case, what would the number really look like: 2 in 3, 3 in 3 who knows? Either way it is a shade, a form, a type of Domestic Violence and no one should have to endure any of it physically or not at any level. We hope to bring some awareness to unleashing the scars that aren’t definitely seen.

Special Guest: Alissa R. Jones – Survivor’s With Voices Foundation

Alissa is an author, Motivational speaker, executive director, woman of God and the list goes on; but most of all she is a survivor. She is the Founder and Director of S.W.V., Survivor’s With Voices Foundation and VYIW (Voice Your Invisible Wombs) Conference with a mission to help survivors embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. S.W.V. provides a platform for those abused to continue, and an outlet in which their voices may be heard.

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