Intimate Partner Violence Risk Factors and Prevention

Knowing the cycle of abuse, the types of abuse, and associated characteristics are important for anyone to know in order to enhance awareness and help those who might find themselves in an abusive relationship. It is important to identify common risks associated with intimate partner violence and those who perpetrate violence. While it may be … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence Risk Factors and Prevention

Domestic Abuse and the LGBTQIA+ Community

As we continue to look at increasing awareness around domestic violence, it is important to highlight communities that often overlooked. Today, we turn our focus to the LGBTQIA+ community. Research indicates that the prevalence of intimate partner violence among the LGBTQIA+ community is as high or higher than the general population. However, unlike the general … Continue reading Domestic Abuse and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Domestic Abuse Among Intimate Partners – Patterns & Signs

Harm done within the four walls of a home environment is more common than society might realize. Physical assault is common for both women and men, with 52% of women and 66% of men facing assault in their lifetime. Yet, another problem presents itself. Intimate partner abuse, also called domestic abuse, for women rises at … Continue reading Domestic Abuse Among Intimate Partners – Patterns & Signs

Signs of a Narcissistic Parent

The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) captures the core of narcissism (entitlement, grandiosity, lack of empathy, excessive need for validation, overall deep insecurity, etc.). However, it does not offer much guidance in easily identifying signs of narcissism in daily life, especially in parenting. Due to the complicated nature of NPD, signs can … Continue reading Signs of a Narcissistic Parent

Neurodiversity & Neurotypicality 

In this world, there are two types of brains. Those brains are 1) neurotypical and 2) neurodivergent. The spectrum of neurotypes is how our brains function and process reality. Neurotypical brains make up the majority of the population, while neurodivergent brains are the minority. Although neurodivergent means that it is divergent from what is typical … Continue reading Neurodiversity & Neurotypicality 

Questioning the “Norm”: Celebrating our neurodivergent population

Research shows that 10-20% of the global population is considered neurodivergent. That number only includes those with the resources and ability to be assessed. Despite a significant number of individuals identifying as neurodivergent, school systems, work environments, and social expectations do not account for this difference. A lot of the time, these societal systems are … Continue reading Questioning the “Norm”: Celebrating our neurodivergent population