100 episodes

A podcast about surviving domestic and sexual violence. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services explore the hope in what can seem like a hopeless situation. Our goal with “I’m Not in an Abusive Relationship” is to bring you stories of hope to inspire, and conversations with experts to offer insight and advice. The inspiration for the show and the name of the podcast came from a survivor. In her story, she referenced the fact that she didn’t see herself in an abusive relationship. She didn’t think it was “that bad.” Our hope is that anyone in that situation can hear their story in these episodes, find hope and find help. Hosted by Claudia Pahls and Dan Moyle.

If you need any resources, please visit the website. www.dasasmi.org or call our 24-hour hotline at 800-828-2023.

I'm Not In An Abusive Relationshi‪p‬ Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS)

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A podcast about surviving domestic and sexual violence. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services explore the hope in what can seem like a hopeless situation. Our goal with “I’m Not in an Abusive Relationship” is to bring you stories of hope to inspire, and conversations with experts to offer insight and advice. The inspiration for the show and the name of the podcast came from a survivor. In her story, she referenced the fact that she didn’t see herself in an abusive relationship. She didn’t think it was “that bad.” Our hope is that anyone in that situation can hear their story in these episodes, find hope and find help. Hosted by Claudia Pahls and Dan Moyle.

If you need any resources, please visit the website. www.dasasmi.org or call our 24-hour hotline at 800-828-2023.

    Men and Surviving Sexual Abuse

    Men and Surviving Sexual Abuse

    Survivors of sexual abuse (and domestic violence) span genders, sex, orientation and other identifiers. In other words, yes, men are victims, too. In this episode, you'll hear from a licensed counselor who helps men find hope and healing. Papillion 'Poppy' DeBoer is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who, among other clients, specializes in helping male survivors navigate their healing.
    Poppy uses evidence-based techniques and methods, drawing primarily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.
    Resources:

    * Sexual Victimization Perpetrated by Women: Federal Data Reveal Surprising Prevalence (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308844135_Sexual_Victimization_Perpetrated_by_Women_Federal_Data_Reveal_Surprising_Prevalence)
    * The Body Keeps the Score (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748)
    * My Body Belongs to Me (https://www.amazon.com/My-Body-Belongs-Head-Toes/dp/1626363455) (for kids)
    * A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Complex-PTSD-Compassionate/dp/1646116143)
    * Am I Broken (https://amibroken.buzzsprout.com/) (Poppy's podcast)
    * Agency of Change (https://www.agencyofchange.net/) (Poppy's website)

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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 29 min
    Is Most Violence Against Women Committed by Strangers?

    Is Most Violence Against Women Committed by Strangers?

    Laura Kopacz is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE Nurse) at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital Branch County Sexual Assault Services. On this episode, Laura explores the question, "Is most violence against women committed by strangers?" Laura also explains what survivors of sexual abuse can expect when working with medical professionals trained in working with victims/survivors.
    Important note: victims of sexual assault do not pay for this service. There is no cost to you as a survivor for help.
    Links:

    * Branch County Sexual Assault Services (https://www.promedica.org/location/promedica-coldwater-regional-hospital)
    * Read about Laura (https://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/20190205/promedica-coldwater-regional-hospital-introduces-new-technology)

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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 20 min
    How Do We Help Families Impacted by Domestic Violence? - with Dr. Barbara Howes in Cass County

    How Do We Help Families Impacted by Domestic Violence? - with Dr. Barbara Howes in Cass County

    Michigan’s problem-solving courts have been extraordinarily successful in solving problems and saving lives, thanks in large part to Dr. Barbara Howes. These innovative courts reach 97 percent of our state’s population and help to make communities statewide safer and stronger. Also called treatment courts, they are successful because participants can access treatment and other support needed to address underlying issues affecting persons entering the criminal justice and abuse neglect court systems, specifically, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, mental illness, and untreated trauma.
    Unlike traditional courts, problem-solving courts are not adversarial and take a team approach that brings community stakeholders together to reach a “win-win” outcome that prevents further offenses and saves local governments the cost of incarceration. The Cass County Courts have been on the forefront of the problem-solving/treatment court movement and have obtained numerous federal and state grants to provide much-needed services to our Cass County community.

    Cass County’s full continuum of problem-solving courts focuses on providing evidence-based responses that work to improve outcomes, restore families, and make our communities safer.
    Links:

    * Specialty court coordinators share success of program (https://www.leaderpub.com/2017/11/10/specialty-court-coordinators-share-success-of-program/)

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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 34 min
    Why Couple's Counseling Can Be Dangerous for Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Why Couple's Counseling Can Be Dangerous for Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Valentine's Day: The day "we" celebrate couples. But love isn't always pink hearts, roses and candy. Couple's counseling can help when things aren't right. But what about when you're in an abusive relationship? Can couple's counseling help?
    Listen to this conversation with DASAS therapist Elizabeth Alderson on why couple's counseling can actually be a problem if the relationship is abusive.
    Resources:

    * National Domestic Violence Hotline: Should I Go To Couples Therapy With My Abusive Partner? (https://www.thehotline.org/resources/should-i-go-to-couples-therapy-with-my-abusive-partner/)

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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 34 min
    Survivor Story - Sally's Abuse as a Teenager: Dating, Coercive Sex and Consent

    Survivor Story - Sally's Abuse as a Teenager: Dating, Coercive Sex and Consent

    This is a survivor story of a teenage relationship gone wrong. Trigger warning: this conversation includes talk of coercive sex and abuse.
    We open Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with Sally's story. What began as a happy relationship between two high schoolers became a terrifying nightmare. Behind the good looks and charming nature, the boyfriend was an abusive and manipulative monster. He terrified and abused Sally constantly. The torture that she endured consumed every aspect of her life, isolating her from friends and family, as well as impacting her health and academics.
    Links:

    * Sally on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/e_writer996/)
    * Sally's story in her own words (https://www.wattpad.com/story/207164165-the-love-of-my-life-the-monster)
    * Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (https://www.breakthecycle.org/teenDVmonth)

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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 42 min
    International Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking with Hope for Justice

    International Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking with Hope for Justice

    Hope for Justice (https://hopeforjustice.org/) exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. On this episode, Richard Shoeberl, US Investigations Team Leader, joins Dan to explore the mission to prevent, rescue, restore and reform in the face of the global epidemic of slavery and human trafficking.
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    If you need resources or help in any way, call our 24 hour hotline at 800-828-2023 or visit www.DASASMI.org.
    Subscribe for a new episode each week. We publish every Wednesday morning at 8:00am. Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter here (http://eepurl.com/gtqeRb) or at our website here (https://www.dasasmi.org/podcast).
    We appreciate your help in spreading the message of hope. You can help us reach more listeners by leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-not-in-an-abusive-relationship/id1457515257?mt=2) or where you listen, and by sharing on social media.

    • 42 min

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