Does Domestic Violence Follow the Seasons? Some report more incidents during the summer when certain factors add more stress.
As the summer months approach, are domestic violence hotlines expecting to see a spike in the number of calls? Some say yes. Be it coincidence or a multitude of factors that contribute to—but not cause—domestic violence, some survivors living with abusive partners come to dread the hot season.
Until Next Time, Be Safe and Be Aware!
About LISA SMITH
Lisa Smith is Executive Director of Andere Foundation. She survived 12 years of abuse of every sort at the hand of her first husband. Lisa has three children who also survived and continue to survive every single day. Her hope is that all victims can become survivors. She founded Andere Foundation to assist victims and survivors of abuse in becoming economically self sufficient. Andere provides FREE of charge online learning designed to build the skills necessary to compete for a better paying job – or maybe even a first job. Taking positive steps to increase skill sets helped Lisa and allowed her to finally feel confident enough to free her family from the controlling abuser in their lives.