The Five Stages Model of Domestic Abuse

Introduction It has been estimated that women will spend an average of seven years in abusive relationships and will have taken at least 35 severe beatings before they ask for help with their situation. The 5 stage model, which has been developed from observations made by Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Services over 10 years of…

Rushed off our feet!!

Well things are very busy for us at the moment.  We have continued to help and support women being referred in to our service, we are preparing for our next set of community training which starts this weekend and we have a really exciting project that is almost ready to launch for all to see,…

Patterns of abuse

The 8 patterns of abuse These patterns of abuse are those defined by Amnesty International as torture. During this information the perpetrator will be referred to as him/he and the victim will be referred to as her/she.  We do acknowledge that domestic abuse can happen to men and not just women. Isolation The perpetrator will…

Definitions of domestic violence

What is domestic violence or abuse? The answer to this depends on who you ask for their definition.  Society, media and a lack of knowledge tends to lead some people to believe that domestic violence only happens if the victim is beaten to a pulp.  It can give people the belief that couples argue and…

Great Brum Run

The Great Brum Run took place today and one of our supporters Richard Morgan ran it in aid of the Jan Foundation.  He finished the half a marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 2 seconds.  We would like to say a massive well done and congratulations.  Richard has so far raised £98 in sponsor…

Finally!

Welcome A BIG hello and welcome to our blog. It has been a long time coming but with all the work we have been doing helping victims, providing training in the community and fundraising time has passed by and our blog has been neglected. We hope that you will follow our blog, bearing with us…