Tonight at 9 pm CST, I will be presenting on BlogTalkRadio.
You are welcome to listen to the radio show or to participate by calling in. I’ll be glad to hear from you!
For more information, please go to blogtalkradio.com/dvmemorial
Safety First – Recognizing and Leaving Domestic Violence (part 1)
Domestic Violence (DV) is a form of sexual and physical abuse that far too many adult women (or men) experience in their spousal / partner relationship. Many victims of domestic abuse do not even recognize that the level of trauma they are experiencing within their own home is actually considered Domestic Violence. However, like any victim of current-day abuse, it is important for these survivors to find safety.
Kathy Broady LCSW is a trauma therapist from Dallas Texas with 25 yrs experience working with victims of abuse – child abuse survivors, sexual abuse survivors, dissociative trauma survivors, domestic violence survivors, PTSD survivors, etc.
In collaboration with DVMemorial, Kathy will be presenting a series of shows about recognizing domestic violence, leaving abusive relationships, exploring the emotional difficulties that trap survivors in ongoing violence, addressing how dissociation and denial create additional complications, etc.
Tonight’s episode is the first show in the series about Recognizing and Leaving Domestic Violence. Callers will be welcomed to join and encouraged to actively participate in the discussion. Your questions and comments will be addressed in the order received.
For more information about Kathy Broady LCSW, or to contact her for therapeutic assistance, please go to AbuseConsultants.com, SurvivorForum.com, or DiscussingDissociation.com .
If you are unable to listen to the radio show while it it on the air, you will be able to hear it from the DVMemorial Archives.
Domestic Violence is a form of ongoing current-day abuse that happens for far too many dissociative trauma survivors. I am honored to have been asked to speak about this topic.
I wish you the best in your healing journey. Stay safe !!!
Copyright © 2008-2017 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
All the Jill People says
Bummer, Kathy. I can’t listen to these now.
Not the best at this kind of stuff.
I’m a domestic abuse survivor as welll…
I am a DV survivor also. I’m sooo thankful that a social worker stepped in to help me get out of it… I left initially because I didn’t want my son to be treated like I was being treated… I thought it was what I ‘deserved’ but didn’t want my son to go through it… slowly but surely as I’m still ( almost 3 yrs out) out of the relationship… I’m learning that maybe… just maybe… I could be worth more than I thought I was.
One thing that always made me wonder… there’s DV assistance out there if you search… but abuse from parents (when you’re a legal adult) is not something that seems to be worried about. That’s where I’m thankful that the DV occurred… as odd as it sounds… because I was able to swiftly and quietly relocate away from my ex and also not tell my family anything so that that abuse could stop as well. …. The hardest thing for us believe it or not… is feeling safe that the parents will not find us. Not the ex…. the parents/family.
All of us.
Kathy Broady says
Thanks for your comment. I don’t know you, but I can already promise you that you are worth more than being stuck and lost in any violent relationship. No one deserves that. And congrats to you for having the courage and the strength to get out and away. Good for you! And good for your son too!
I completely understand what you are saying about the complications of being abused by parents even when you are an adult yourself. That is more common than people realize. Just because child abuse started in childhood, it doesn’t necessarily means it stops just because the child turns 18… All too often, it continues for years and years into adulthood.
I also understand that maintaining safety and protection from long-term, chronic family abuse is much more serious and fearful than domestic violence. Keep working on your healing. The more you can understand about how your family controlled you in the first place, the more safety you can build for yourself and your son.
I wish you the very best –
Your picture that I saw was on psychology today profile. I was just thinking of the pic when I was listening to the voice and trying to put them together in my head.
Dudette, you gotta get one thing straight, I not scared of NOTHING.
Mebbe you oughtta be scared of ME. HA! Naw, I don’t hurt noone ever. Not unless they make the first move. I made this very clear to my T right from the start, she good w/that.
Yup, you human, thats good.
Kathy Broady says
NEXT PODCAST ANNOUNCEMENT:
October 25, 2009
(1 pm, EST)
I’ll be talking with you soon!
Hi, I am not involved w/dmestic violence I am thankful to say, but I listened to you practice broadcast on that same channel and you sound quite human. :-o!!! 😉
How old are you anyways???? You look so young and sound so young< guess your likely around my age (40's) cuz if you been working for 25 years you must be. I wished I looked as good as you, I'm thrashed.
Anyhow, ya the voice thing is cool. Definately a whole different aspect.
Guess its layers. Like just words, then voice, then actual face to face. They all add levels of communication. W/F2F being the one w/the most intensity.
Kathy Broady says
Hi Muffledones –
Thanks for listening to the podcast! 🙂
Yes, adding a voice to my words might make a big difference. I hoping it will be helpful for people to hear more how I talk verbally – which in turn might help you to “hear my writing” more as I am trying to say it. Besides, I can say a whole lot more in a podcast, and once I get used to doing them, you’ll soon hear just how yappy I am! 😀
I’m assuming you listened to the DVMemorial podcast. I have my VERY first practice podcast listed under a blogtalkradio account for AbuseConsultants.com . It’s even more of a practice run, but can be fun to listen to anyway. Plus, its only 15 minutes long. 🙂
I’m going to be adding more podcasts soon – for all the reasons you’ve mentioned, and a few more of my own. So… l hope you enjoy them, because there are more on the way! Hopefully, I’ll get another one on the list later this week. I’ll announce that when I do.
I’m not sure that you are actually looking at my picture…. ???? My picture is shown on my Psychology Today profile, but I don’t think the DVMemorial people are using it yet. (They have asked for it, so… one of these days it should be visible… ) (maybe I should go check, just in case, lol).
Anyway – I’m very glad you listed to the radio show. And yes! I am human!!! LOL. ALSO – there are a lot of concepts and dynamics similar between one abusive situation to another, so… even if you aren’t a DV survivor, I might still talk about stuff that can be applied to your own history.
I just hope it’s helpful.
Maybe one day you can be brave and call in so I can hear your voice too.
I am sorry I missed it! I am a DV survivor and looking for ways to connect with people about increasing the awareness in San Diego and beyond. I want to see a lot of purple just like we see a lot of pink. I wish October could be women’s month.
Kathy Broady says
Thanks for the comment, and thanks for stopping by.
I have good news! You can listen to the archived / mp3 version of tonight’s presentation directly from the BlogTalkRadio website. Here’s the link:
You might also be interested in hearing more about some of the projects going on at DVMemorial. There are a lot of things happening there.
Domestic Violence is much more common than people realize – it is good to meet people that are speaking out about the issue.
Best wishes to you –