Tuesday, October 21, 2008

National domestic violence hotline

I wanted to share this audio clip with you. This usually doesn't happen, but this clip really had an effect on me. Sometimes the idea of domestic violence is portrayed in the media in a cartoon-like fashion - especially on some of those police related shows. At times, it's treated as almost like it's a "normal" part of a relationship. Thankfully, it is not.

My friend, Daniel Johnson Jr, made a very powerful audio spot talking not only talking about domestic violence, but also about the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In addition to listening to the audio, I encourage you to check out his blog post on this subject. Thanks Dan for your work and dedication on this. Well done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice to see Doctor's concerned with domestic violence.

Please help to spread the word that domestic violence and child abuse victims are being re-victimized in the legal system by unethical lawyers, GAL's, psychologists, etc. who profiteer off the court system. These unethical people advocate for the abuser by fraudulently accusing the protective parent, usually the mom, of a fictitious syndrome called Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). This frequently results in unsupervised visitation and/or custody being given to abusers.

Some unethical psychologists have been disciplined for using this fruadulent PAS tactic to harm domestic violence victims, but for the most part it is next to impossible to make these charletans accountable.

Here is a link to one of the victim's website's. She is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed with the IACHR.
The movies that play document the plight of the victims who lose their children to their abusers by having the victims accused of PAS.
The lawsuit with the IACHR is detailed on the Stop Family Violence website:

Additionally, the Jessica Gonzales case with the IACHR, where her children were killed due to failure by the police to enforce a protective order, will be heard Oct 22, 2008 by the IACHR. This hearing will be broadcast live Oct 22, 2008, 3:15 to 4:15 Eastern Time. This can be viewed on this link:

I hope that everyone does take a stand against domestic violence, and rise up in outrage over the failure to protect victimized women and children.