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|A New Paper Regarding Strangulation
Past research1 finds that 23% of 218 women seen in a busy
trauma center for injuries from a domestic violence physical assault had
been strangled as part of the physical
Now a new publication finds that non-fatal
strangulation is an important risk factor for
homicide of women. Glass, etc. all found that
"prior non-fatal strangulation was associated
with greater than six-fold odds of becoming
an attempted homicide."
If you would like to have a copy of the
entire article, please email DrT
for a copy.
1 Berrios DC, Grady D:Domestic violence:
risk factors and outcomes. The Western
Journal of Medicine, August 1991 v155 n2 p133(3)
|Writing for Wellness--Story by Story: A Workshop Success
This past week we had an inspirational and
fun day-long WellWriting® workshop
exploring how to use expressive
writing to create stories of healing and
helping. Our group and faculty bonded early
in the morning, enjoyed lunch at Cameron's
Pub and Inn, and then topped off the day with
more writing exercises.
In response to the question, "What did you
like best about this workshop?" attendees
- I loved connecting with kind,
compassionate women and learning how to let
go and have fun with writing.
- The graciousness of Ellen and Adora as
well as the timely tips in writing
- The amount of learning and sharing with
other women. I got a place/point to "start"
- The freedom to share personal things and
trust the group.
- This workshop met my expectations and
If you would be interested in hosting such a
your group or community, please contact
We can bring the workshop to you and also
help you fashion the offering as a fund-raising
event for your group.
9th Annual Justice and Hope Domestic
Join us for the 9th annual Justice and Hope
Domestic Violence conference on Thursday,
March 12, 2009 at the Cowlitz Expo Center in
Longview, Washington. Keynote speaker: Dr.
Donald Smith, Jr., Child Trauma fellow and
co-founder, President and Executive Director
for Generations Center, a non-profit center
in Dallas, TX, for the prevention of youth
and family violence.
Impact on Children and Teens Witnessing
Violence, Compassion Fatigue, The Healing
Power of Humor for People Helpers, In Her
Shoes-Why She Stays, and Challenges of D.V.
Intervention in Rural
Cost for coffee, snacks,
lunch and materials: $100. For more
information, call conference coordinator,
Chere Weiss at (360) 414-7533 or email: CWeiss@peacehealth.org
Colorado Regional Conference on the
Health Care Response to Domestic Violence
When and where: December 7-9 in
This three-day conference will educate health
care providers on optimal ways to intervene,
identify, and screen for domestic violence
among patients. A practical approach to
helping victims of domestic violence will be
emphasized, along with best practices and the
introduction of new initiatives from Colorado
and the Rocky Mountain region.
the brochure, click
End Violence Against Women (EVAW)
2009 International Conference on Sexual
Assault, Domestic Violence &
Time and Place: May 18-20, 2009, in Anaheim,
Join fellow law enforcement professionals,
prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole
and probation officers, rape crisis workers,
medical personnel, faith community members,
educators, and others in a 2.5 day conference
highlighting promising practices and emerging
issues in sexual assault, domestic violence,
To learn more about this conference click
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|Are You Looking for a Speaker?
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can be a daunting task. Solutions to finding
the just-right speaker range from word of
mouth to using professional bureaus.
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|Wait: Don't Leave Yet
Time for a little chuckle or
Here's a short video clip to brighten your
day--all about the Tonight Show "going to the
From Dr T and Creekside Communications
Please Join Us in the Saving Cinderella
Our new social network, Saving Cinderella, is
blooming into an active and supportive
Drop by and sign up for a free
membership which will give you these benefits:
- The opportunity to start and join groups
- A place to post your upcoming events
- The ability to upload photos and videos
- Your own blog
- And more...
The membership of the group consists
of family, friends, and professionals in the
healing and helping professions who want to
serve as the strong helping hands for women
trapped in an abusive relationship.
This project will benefit from the
contributions, questions, and thoughts of not
a few, but the many. I hope you will become
active in the Saving Cinderella network and
contribute to the project of growing this
network of concerned members. All input is
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