“Love Don’t Live Here” is Word In Black’s series exploring how domestic violence impacts our community and what we can do about it. Trigger Warning: These stories contain mention of domestic violence and abuse.
Exposure to domestic violence damages student mental health and stifles learning, even for kids from other households.
Officially, about 1 in 3 teens in the United States experiences teen dating violence. But those are only the reported numbers.
Black women who survived domestic violence share how they care for and protect their mental health, with these self care strategies.
An estimated three million children witness violence in their homes annually, putting them at risk for illness, PTSD, and low self-esteem.
In every case, intimate partner abusers use influence and persuasion to keep financial autonomy from their partners.
Survivor offers advice and hope to help other Black women imagine life after intimate partner violence.