Ending Violence Blog

Via our award winning blog Battered Women’s Support Services provides education and advocacy as we work towards the elimination of violence.
Can one experience memory loss following an abusive relationship?

Can one experience memory loss following an abusive relationship?

The answer is YES! While the effects of abuse can manifest differently in everyone, our brains can be affected by both physical and psychological abuse. In the aftermath of an abusive relationship, many survivors find themselves grappling with trauma-based memory loss. Trauma-based memory loss in the context of abusive relationships is a complex and often misunderstood phenomenon that goes unrecognized and untreated.

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Breaking Free From Partner Abuse

Breaking Free From Partner Abuse

Breaking free from an abusive partner starts with knowing that you don’t deserve abuse and that you have rights. Abuse in any form is unacceptable, and it’s crucial to recognize that everyone has fundamental rights that should never be compromised.

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Community Makes Safe Housing for Survivors Possible

Community Makes Safe Housing for Survivors Possible

Thank you for making this possible! We are thrilled to extend our deepest gratitude to you and our incredible community for rallying behind creating safe housing for women survivors of intimate partner violence. When we started this journey, there were many who...

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16 Myths about Abusive Partners

16 Myths about Abusive Partners

There are many myths attached to domestic and intimate partner violence.  An abusive partner’s emotional problems do not cause their abusiveness. Importantly, he cannot be changed by figuring out what is bothering him, helping him feel better, or improving the...

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Understanding Online Coercive Control

Understanding Online Coercive Control

Understanding Online Coercive Control in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence Safety Resource Blog Week Five   Nowadays, many survivors' journeys to seeking safety from an abusive relationship start with technology. Technology is a powerful ally. Whether it's...

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Honouring Mothers: The Reality of Violence in Motherhood

Honouring Mothers: The Reality of Violence in Motherhood

Honouring Mothers: The Reality of Violence in Motherhood As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a time for celebration and reflection, a moment to honour the incredible sacrifices and love that mothers around the world offer to their families and our communities. Yet,...

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Recognizing Red Flags: Signs of an Abusive Relationship Safety Resource Blog Week Four   Last week’s resource, we discussed the differences between a toxic relationship and an abusive relationship. So, in this resource, let's dive into the everyday warning signs...

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