Through the Eyes of Survivors Podcast

Welcome to “Through the Eyes of Survivors”, an original podcast created and produced by Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence that highlight the the stories of survivors of domestic violence. 

We hope that you will be able to learn from these stories, identify red flags in a relationship, and avoid toxic and potentially dangerous situations.

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Episodes covering stories of survivors of domestic violence

In this episode of BTSADV’s Through the Eyes of Survivors podcast, we plunge into the profound subject of generational abuse and its influence on the generations that follow. Our guests, Tara Woodlee and Midori Davidson courageously recount their personal experiences, shedding light on the way domestic violence and trauma can ripple down through families and communities, casting intricate effects. As we navigate this compelling dialogue, we scrutinize the various faces of abuse and their potential to leave long-term marks on individuals and society. We also highlight the crucial need to interrupt the chain of abuse and underscore the role each of us can play in cultivating a safer, more caring world. If you, or anyone you know, are in the midst of domestic violence or trauma, we strongly urge you to reach out for help and support. Be a part of this conversation, as we strive to heighten awareness and embolden survivors.

In this video, we’re live from the BTSADV Survivor Sister Retreat! This retreat is perfect for sisterhood, empowerment and healing. Join us as we connect with each other and explore the ways we can become survivors. If you’re a survivor of domestic abuse or know someone who is, then you need to watch this video! The BTSADV Survivor Sister Retreat is a perfect opportunity for sisterhood, empowerment and healing. Don’t miss out on this life-changing event!

In this powerful and eye-opening episode of our podcast, we delve into the sensitive topic of sexual assault, aiming to break the silence and stigma surrounding it. Our panel of survivors, advocates, and experts come together to share their personal experiences, discuss the impact of sexual assault on individuals and society, and provide valuable resources for support and healing. By engaging in this open and honest conversation, we hope to raise awareness, empower survivors, and contribute to a safer and more understanding world. Join us as we explore the complexities of this issue and work towards a brighter future for all.

Unlocking the Healing Power Within: EMDR Therapy, Life Coaching, and Traditional Therapy for domestic abuse survivors

In this empowering episode, we explore the transformative journey of domestic abuse survivors through the lens of EMDR therapy, life coaching, and traditional therapy. Our expert panel of therapists and coaches delve into the science and benefits of EMDR therapy, share practical tips for overcoming trauma, and discuss the unique role of life coaching in helping survivors reclaim their power and purpose. Whether you’re a survivor or a support system, this episode will inspire you to embrace your inner strength and resilience and unlock the healing power within.

Welcome to the Live recording of the Through the Eyes of Survivors podcast episode #8, where we explore the topic of relationship anxiety after domestic abuse. It is common for domestic abuse survivors to experience doubt or unease in their relationships. These feelings can be amplified when presented with the challenges of a new relationship.

In 2021 521,705 people were reported missing in America; 177,530 were black. In America, the black race makes up 13% of the population, but nearly 40% of the missing cases reported to law enforcement are people of color. On this episode of Through the Eyes of Survivors, we welcome our guests Natalie and Derrica Wilson, founders of the Black and Missing Foundation Inc, to discuss the intersection of domestic violence and missing person cases.

Natalie has two decades of experience in public and media relations. Natalie is involved in all aspects of BAMFI’s operations, including the development and execution of strategic outreach and Press to ensure coverage of the foundation’s mission and initiatives.

Derrica, a former law enforcement officer, brings over two decades of expertise in law enforcement and public safety, including serving as the first black female officer with the City of Falls Church Police Department. Derrica is also a certified human trafficking investigator.

Human trafficking is a staggering and growing problem in the United States and around the globe. The projected number of humans trafficked is between 20 and 40 million. It is estimated that 25% of All Human Trafficking Are Children. Child sex workers are forced to start between 12-14 Years of age. On this episode of Through the Eyes of Survivors, we speak with author and sex-trafficking survivor K.D. Lovejoy and former law enforcement officer Jim Woodlee. KP’s sexual script was hijacked by pornography at 8 years old, causing shame, fear, and secrecy which opened the door to a lifetime of sexual exploitation, violence, and brokenness that almost ended in her death.

Through prevention, intervention, and redemption, KP utilizes decades of research and personal stories to 1. Equip parents, 2. Share Overcomer Stories, and 3. Provide love, empathy, and tools to the beautiful humans who are still stuck in the trenches of sexual exploitation. KP Lovejoy Books: Be Careful, Little Eyes for children under 8 and A Dangerous Trap for 8-12 year olds. Jim Woodlee is a retired correctional officer and member of the Human Trafficking recovery task force. He currently works as a trucker, advocates for trafficked teens, and provides education and awareness to fellow truckers.

Strangulation is the single most deadly form of domestic violence. 70% of victims of domestic violence who experience strangulation will lose their life. In this week’s Through the Eyes of Survivors Podcast, we will discuss domestic violence and how we survived strangulation. Listen to survivors of domestic violence tell you about their experience and how they survived strangulation.

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men. That means an imitate partner physically abuses nearly 20 people per minute. Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is committed to giving survivors a voice and ending domestic violence.

Visit the BTSADV Store for all your official Survivor Merch. Every dollar of the proceeds funds BTSADV and programs for survivors of domestic violence. https://store.breakthesilencedv.org/

Every donation helps survivors of domestic violence thrive! Donate Today! https://breakthesilencedv.org/donate/

Domestic violence survivors need your help! Volunteers today and make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors!

For domestic violence survivors the holidays can be very difficult and triggering. We at Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence know how difficult it is for families who lost a loved one to domestic violence to cope with the stress and grief that comes with the holiday celebrations. Listen as survivors of domestic violence share how they cope with the holidays as survivors and process the grief of loosing a loved one to domestic violence.

In 2021 more than five women or girls were killed by their partners every hour. The epidemic of domestic violence effects families and children everyday. Survivors of domestic violence need a support system to help them cope with adjusting to life after abuse. Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence is committed to supporting survivors of domestic violence and the families who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.

Visit the BTSADV Store for all your official Survivor Merch. Every dollar of the proceeds funds BTSADV and programs for survivors of domestic violence. Store.breakthesilencedv.org

Every donation helps survivors of domestic violence thrive! Donate Today! breakthesilencedv.org/donate/

Domestic violence survivors need your help! Volunteers today and make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors! breakthesilencedv.org/join-support/volunteer/

Addiction is so much a part of domestic violence because domestic violence IS addiction

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