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DV, IPV, Abuse: What Does It Mean?

You may have heard domestic violence, intimate partner violence, relationship abuse, and other related terms used interchangeably. You also may be wondering, “what language should I be using to describe abuse in relationships?” Historically in the U.S., abuse in relationships has been represented by solely categorizing husbands as abusers...

Why Purple?

Have you ever wondered why domestic violence agencies across the United States uniformly use the color purple to bring awareness to their cause?  Different organizations use unique colors to highlight and market what they champion. Breast cancer uses pink, Livestrong cancer survivors wear yellow, domestic violence uses purple. Why...