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Freedom From a Hostage Situation

Boarded windows, doors locked from the outside. There was no escape for Jennifer and her son. For six months, the person she thought had loved her – the person she had loved – physically, sexually, and verbally abused her and refused to let her leave the...

Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence

We at Family Services of Southeast Texas were profoundly saddened by the unspeakable violence that occurred in Sutherland Springs on Sunday. The public is still learning about the shooter’s past but we do know that there was a history of domestic violence. ...

5 Expert Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence

Part 3 of a series on domestic violence prevention. See Part 1 and Part 2. At our most recent Southeast Texas Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Discussion, the experts focused on prevention.  As victims advocates, we so often hear “Break the Silence…...

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

Part 2 in a series about domestic violence prevention. See Part 1, Part 3 Recently, Family Services hosted a Panel Discussion featuring the Southeast Texas Domestic Violence Task Force.  The subject of the discussion was domestic violence prevention.  But, before we...

Is He Going To Change This Time?

In our previous post, we showed a powerful video of a male batterer named Travis, who did commit to change and was very successful. If you are a victim of domestic violence, your partner may be mandated to attend, or is considering attending our Batterers Intervention...