In certain countries around the world, there is an insidious enemy of domestic peace called culturally accepted domestic violence (CADV). CADV іѕ hаrdlу ever rероrtеd tо thе аuthоrіtіеѕ. Onе оf thе сhіеf rеаѕоnѕ fоr thіѕ іѕ thаt, јuѕt lіkе vеrbаl аbuѕе, dоmеѕtіс vіоlеnсе іѕ оftеn viewed аѕ ‘dоіng what is necessary.’ From the perpetrator’s perspective he feels entitled to get away with CADV, and convinces the victim that they deserved what they got. Continue reading →
Well I haven’t posted any of my own writings here for a while now because I’ve been writing a novel for teenage girls. I’m almost finished editing and formatting it, and shortly it will go on sale. I’ve written it so that teen readers can get lost in the story line and relate to the experiences of the heroine when they are growing up in a dysfunctional home where there is violence and verbal abuse, and where the effects of that flow over into other areas of their lives. Here’s a bit about the first novel in the series of seven:
The Bravehearts of Belgrave High
Once in a while comes a tale of heroism that lifts you out of the mundane and into magical worlds beyond. Such are the Tolemac Chronicles and the exploits of our heroine Viviane.
Let’s face it, growing up has never been easy. Finding your way on that difficult journey between childhood and adulthood can be a lonely experience. Especially if you feel you are different from other people, left wondering desperately where you fit in. The Chronicles explore these experiences as they follow the journey of Viviane, our teenage heroine. Continue reading →
Help make it stop. If you sit by and do nothing when violence is happening around you, you’re guilty of committing the crime of allowing it to happen. ‘Help Make It Stop’ is an interactive film from the Metropolitan Police that allows the viewer to decide how to respond to a domestic violence incident.
Help Make it Stop
If you hear violence or child abuse going on in a household close to yours, it’s your responsibility to call the police to help make it stop. If you sit by and do nothing, then you may become a silent partner to a crime where someone gets killed or maimed very badly. If you hear it, speak up. If it goes on continuously, record what you hear. If you can see what is going on, film it. If someone’s life is in danger, you need to do these things. Your actions could be the help that the potential victim needs to prevent themselves from being murdered. Don’t sit by and watch or listen as things happen…. do something to stop it from happening. Help make it stop. Continue reading →