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The words domestic violence are usually assoiciated with an adult woman being abused by an adult male. One in four women will be affected by some form of domestic violence, in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. http://www.ncadv.org/need-support/what-is-domestic-violence.
With awareness growing, studies have been geared to teen domestic violence. The statistics are alarming. http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/ Over 1.5 million high school students will experience some form of physical abuse, this year. 43% of college dating women have reported some form of abuse. These numbers only include the reported number of cases. Statistically, only 33% of those vicitims every told anyone about the abuse. Parents that were surveyed don't believe that teen domestic violence is an issue (81%). The shocking part, only 58% of parents could identify the signs of an abusive relationship.
Organizations can spread awareness, but education is needed for our teens. As of July 2014, only 22 states had some form of legislation; in place, that addresses education for teen dating violence. http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-dating-violence.aspx
Spreading awareness is a step in the right direction, but without educational programs we could see these statistics continue to grow.
Over the past few episodes, we have looked all of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s six principles of nonviolence. As we have seen, these principles are not just guidelines for protest, but they also apply to how we live our lives in general and how we approach the various conflicts that we face with others. Just as a review, those six principles are as follows:
1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
2. Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
3. Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.
4. Nonviolence holds that voluntary suffering can educate and transform.
5. Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
6. Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.
Today, we are going to look at the six steps to beginning and carrying out non-violent action. These are the steps that thousands of King’s followers and others took as they stood up for the freedoms that people of color enjoy today:
Step 1: Gather Information
Learn all you can about the problems you see in your community through the media, social and civic organizations, and by talking to the people involved.
Step 2: Educate Others
Armed with your new knowledge, it is your duty to help those around you, such as your neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers, better understand the problems facing society. Build a team of people devoted to finding solutions. Be sure to include those who will be directly affected by your work.
Step 3: Remain Committed
Accept that you will face many obstacles and challenges as you and your team try to change society. Agree to encourage and inspire one another along the journey.
Today, we are going to begin looking at the sixth principle of nonviolence which is as follows:
Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.
• The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.
Unfortunately, righteousness and truth does not always triumph in our world. If it were, slavery would never have happened, wars would not occur, racism would not have been deeply entrenched in our society, and people would not feel as though they have to fight for fair treatment and equal justice under the law. However, the lack of justice or fairness or equality in the world is no excuse to resort to violence. That only compounds the problem.
Instead, we must have faith that God sees all, and that God will eventually reward those who do good and punish those who do evil. Beyond man’s sinful nature, we do not understand why injustices are allowed to happen in the world. And, at times, it may seem useless to fight against injustice and unfairness. However, if our cause is right, then we should never give up the fight. We should keep the faith. It may take a long time for justice to be realized, but as long as God is on His throne, no one will be able to get away with wrongdoing, hatred, racism, violence, and unfair treatment of others. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
In the speech he delivered the night before he was assassinated, Dr. King told the audience, “I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” He had faith that, even though he may not live to see a society where blacks and whites are seen as equal under the law, it would undoubtedly come to pass. Why?...
Today, we are going to continue looking at the fifth principle of nonviolence.
Let’s begin by focusing on the statements: "Love restores community and resists injustice. Nonviolence recognizes the fact that all life is interrelated."
Have you ever considered that you might have more in common with others than you realize? No, I am not just talking about your family and friends. I am talking about people you may consider your enemies. Despite our differences, black people and white people have much in common. The rich and poor, the educated and uneducated, the well-known and the unknown have more in common than they may think.
When you really consider it, most of the divisions between people groups that have occurred through history have been arbitrary and based on misunderstandings. We look back at the Holocaust in Europe or apartheid in South Africa and shake our heads at how hatred from one group of people toward another can cause such violence and injustice and can be taken to such an extreme. Yet, today, the same vices still plague us. We see it in the recent rioting and vandalism in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson. We see it in the senseless killing and brutality of the Islamic State in Syria and the Middle East. We see it in the apparent attitudes of some that black people are not deserving of the same respect and dignity as whites. It is almost as if the perpetrators of the violence and hatred are blind to the fact that they are destroying the lives of other humans who have dreams, hopes, and families that they would like to return to.
Someone once remarked that, generations from now, people will look back on us and see the absurdity of our society being polarized around something as simple -- and uncontrollable -- as skin color. The same could go for divisions based on religion and ethnicity.
Today's Topic: Holiday Hell
Are you ready for the holiday with your significant other? Or is this the first holiday without him or her? Have your prepared yourself for the in-laws? What has you in an emotional reck preparing for the day of Thanksgiving? We know all to well that the argument about the TURKEY is not about the turkey. Are you Lonely or Depression? Today we will talk to listeners as they discuss their emotions as they prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Ava Ross shares and discusses on an open platform, relationships of the past, present and future. Join Ava Ross, Executive Director of Tabula Rasa Domestic Violence as she takes you on the journey from the past to the present; and help you discover the true impact of relationships.
SISTERS is an online radio show created to empower, insprie, and help women understand and identify componets that are the makeup of unhealthy relationships that invite and allow abuse.
SISTERS goal is to equip women with the tools to ultimately make better decisions as they journey to a better, healthier, and loving relationship, first with themselves and then with others.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call our help line at 1-877-977-8738 for assistance. Need someone to talk to so that your situation does not escalade to a domestic violence event, call our hotline.
Visit us on the web at www.tabularasadv.org
Join us as we shed a light on domestic violence in all its manifestations. Tonights show is sponsored by Getchusomefree with special guest Ninah Iam, founder of Getchusomefree! Don't be ashamed to share your experience, celebrate your survival and let's help others find their light!
Looting, rioting, buildings being set on fire, police vehicles being set on fire, throwing rocks, bottles, and bricks at police officers, as well as attacks on news reporters has been taking place in Baltimore over the past 48 hours. All of this is done in the name of "protest" and under the auspices of "demanding justice" over the unanswered questions surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, while he was in police custody.
The images and videos coming out of Baltimore are a far cry from the orderly, civilized protest marches led by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders of the 1950s and 1960s. Even while black men were being lynched, while protesters were being beaten, hosed, and mauled by police, and while the houses and churches of protest leaders were being bombed, the men and women we celebrate as American heroes today never engaged in acts of violence against the government or against other citizens no matter how unjustly and unfairly they felt they were being treated.
The young people who are engaging in the violent and destructive acts that we see in Baltimore (and who did the same in Ferguson) are not heroes. They will be remembered in infamy and their actions will be a black mark on the reputation of the African-American community.
Martin Luther King Jr. and his allies believed in non-violent protest. King taught six principles of non-violence. In this and future episodes, we will look at each of this principles in hopes that, should you find yourself in the midst of a protest situation in your community, you will choose the path of non-violence.
The first of Dr. King's principles is: "Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. It is assertive spiritually, mentally, and emotionally."
This month of November 2015, Nick & Joanna will be talking about Anger; first discussing the perspecive of Ayurveda on this intense and sometimes mysterious and dangerous emotion, and then on the 25th, as it relates to Domestic Violence and how hypnosis can be a helpful tool for addressing and manging it.
As with all things in Ayurveda, we go back to the doshas. Anger is primarily a Pitta emotion (Fire). The fire of Pitta, when out of balance can rage out of control and create havoc emotionally. And as Ayurveda views all symptoms, we ask the question, what is it telling us; about our physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual well-being?
Are there some people who are just prone to an anger response when under stress? Should anger always be judged as a bad thing? Is it ever justified? What can be done to manage anger from a Vedic perspective?
We will be talking about these things and more as well as providing some suggestions for keeping that internal fire burning brightly, but not out of control.
On the 25th, the focus will be on hypnotherapy as a tool to deal with anger as well as answer all of the questions above, from the perspecive of the hypnotherapist. We will also be focusing on domestic violence as a serious problem in our culture that must be addressed, and what we can do individually and collectively to be a part of the solution. It's more than just raising awareness.
Find us always at www.thekalyanacentre.com / www.drjoannacarmichael.com 484-412-8815
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There's been a push for years to have doctors, nurses, and health care folks to become more involved in screening and treating victims of intimate partner violence. There have been flyers taped in bathrooms, brochures stacked in waiting rooms, and once in a while a quesion about domestic violence on an intake form. But what are we really doing, is this the appropriate response, and what can we do better?
Project Connect, a program funded by the Department of Human Serivces, has trained doctors and nurses about how to talk with patients about domestic violence and sexual assault, and that can be a tough thing to do.
Lisa James, Director of Health at Futures Without Violence, has worked with experts in medicine, violence and policy to work out an effective health care response to abuse. She is a recipient of the American Medical Association's Citation for Distinguished Service for her efforts to train health care provicers on domestic violence, and she coordinates the biennial National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence.
Join us as we discuss the role of health care providers in helping victims of sexual and domestic violence.
Join Nine Tribe, on Friday at 6pm est, when we discuss the violence in our neighborhoods and in our homes.
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Violence is all around us
In our schools, malls and in our homes
What is the solution?
As many of you know, Nine Tribe has published "Speak No Evil"
Has written a book about Domestic Violence Awareness, which is now available for purchase
We must step up and lift up those who feel they have lost their voices
We must be pro-active in our fight to stomp out violence
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