This episode was first published on Tuesday January 8, 2013.
How do you deal with the news that someone you know has been or is being abused? Why do people stay in situations of domestic violence? How can a community help both the victim and the perpetrator of abuse? (Is it even possible?)
In this hour and a half podcast there are no simple answers, but there are experiences, ideas, and examples of how individuals and communities have worked to stop abuse and create a space for healing.
This episode contains frank discussion of personal experience of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised.
If you are in the US and are experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-SAFE, or for rape or other sexual violence contact RAINNwhom you can reach at 1-800-656-HOPE