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Domestic Violence Assessment Tools

The Danger Assessment

The free Danger Assessment helps determine the level of danger an abused person has of being killed by an intimate partner. There are two parts to the tool: 1) a calendar and 2) a 20-item scoring instrument. The calendar helps to assess severity and frequency of abuse, and is helps raise the consciousness of the victim and reduce the denial and minimization of the abuse. The 20-item scoring instrument uses a weighted system to score yes/no responses to risk factors associated with intimate partner homicide. It is available in multiple languages and offers a separate assessment tool (the “DA-1) for immigrant women.

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MOM MET HIM THE NIGHT BEFORE. HE’S IN THE KITCHEN

“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

First time I saw him, I was 13. The sun wasn’t even up yet and I was wearing my track uniform. I poured myself a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, turned and there he was, sitting at the round pale-blue Formica table reading the newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee.

He was a large man. Wavy hair and beard intertwined with strands of black and white. Blue-blue eyes. A department store Santa. He smiled at me. Introduced himself. I was late for practice. So I told him to wash his dishes before he left.”

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Honoring the women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal

I trust I did the souls of the murdered women justice by portraying Jessica and her colleagues with strong and supportive characteristics, to propel women not to allow themselves to ever be placed in a powerless position. Collage courtesy of John Tory From “Wyoming Secrets”. “Jessica was a second-generation Japanese American Canadian whose parents were professionals in Toronto. Her dad Glenn was born and educated in California, taking his Doctorate-Ed.D. in education from the University of California at Berkeley, then a job at the University of Toronto where he rose … Continue reading

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