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Holiday stress can lead to abuse

DASH-ing through the snow… it’s the time of year when the joys and cheer of the holidays are upon us. But for those in abusive dating relationships, the holidays can mean fear, pain and danger. Although not faced with the same stress as adults, even teens can feel the pressures of the season. Any kind of stress can cause abusive partners to escalate their abuse. Stressors include tension in the family, money problems, depression and drinking.

DASH with Wings!

Thank you to all our DASH friends who came to our fundraiser at the Buffalo Wing Factory to help us commemorate Siobhan’s birthday and the first anniversary of Dating Abuse Stops Here. Your support for us keeps Siobhan’s memory alive and inspires us tremendously.

K-9 Krawl, 2nd Annual Event held October 15, 2011 is a 5k dog walk to raise awareness about the link between domestic abuse and animal cruelty. Held during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the walk was sponsored by the (FCPD) Victim Services Section and Fairfax County Police Department.

DASH on Courage Empowerment Forum!

On Tuesday, February 22nd, Lynne Russell and her nephew John Murray were guest speakers on Lyn Twyman’s Courage Empowerment Forum (Party934 Radio). Courage Empowerment Forum is a program that features guests discussing real stories and resources for those affected by domestic violence, crime victimization and other social issues.  The show’s guests come from various backgrounds and share their stories in an effort to inspire and support those dealing with tough, personal issues in their day to day lives. click here to hear Lynne and John’s interview.