Violence is not an easy topic to discuss. Domestic, workplace and school violence are on the rise, especially now during the pandemic, where many people are living on the edge. Here are some statistics I gathered from NCADV. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. These statistics are staggering, yet, many women and men are deeply ashamed about being in an abusive relationship or don’t know there are resources they can use to help them get out.
My guest on today’s show, Sabrina Osso is the founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE. Feel safe where you live, work, and play. She is a TEDx Speaker, Domestic Violence Speaker, Real Estate Agent, and Consultant on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and places of residence. Sabrina’s personal and professional experience with the subject allows her to
bring a unique and holistic approach for employers, landlords, tenants, students, and teachers. She believes that by combining education and technology, we can save lives and bottom lines.
On today’s show, we discuss healing from trauma, violence statistics, warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to prevent domestic violence, how to end an abusive relationship, the importance of educating children and how to practice not being abusive.
I am thrilled to have Sabrina on the show today. As a victim of physical and emotional violence myself, I know how hard it is to even admit something like this happened or is happening to you. Know that you’re not alone and that once you open up about your experiences, it is very freeing and healing. Go to the session notes of today’s episode for resources for violence victims. Now let’s meet Sabrina.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Growing up in an abusive household
- Healing from trauma
- Violence statistics
- Lena’s story
- Warning signs of an abusive relationship
- Preventing domestic violence
- Sabrina’s advice on how to end an abusive relationship
- OSSO safe for tenants & landlords
- Pornography as a huge driver of violence
- The importance of educating children
- How to practice not being abusive
- The OSSO safety app
- The value of speaking therapy
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Domestic Violence Resources:
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