During these times, there is something that continues to happen at home. It’s a topic a lot of people don’t want to talk about, but we need to talk about it. That is the topic of abuse and domestic violence. More than ever with people sheltering in place, many folks who are the victims of controller abusers are now isolated and completely locked into place with that abuser.
Whether you are one of those folks who are experiencing domestic violence, control and/or any other form of abuse within your home, or your children are, or if you’re a friend, or family, or a neighbor and you might be hearing things, or you’re aware that there have been some problems with someone you love in the past, this episode is for YOU.
In today’s episode, I’m bringing you my interview with Katie Gilbertson. Katie is phenomenal! She works within the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in their Victim Services Unit, overseeing what we call the S.A.F.E. Family Justice Centers. S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization here in southern California that partners with our courts. S.A.F.E. stands for Safe Alternatives For Everyone.
S.A.F.E. is a domestic violence education, prevention, and intervention agency. I’ve known and worked with them for years and they are amazing people, as are those within our District Attorney’s Office. You’re going to hear from Katie today as we talk about this issue and what this season of domestic violence looks like. Katie and I talk about what’s happening in homes, what you can do if you are a victim of domestic violence, or if you’re concerned that it may be escalating within your home, and what you can do as a loved one, as a family member, as a concerned neighbor, and as a friend.