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Ep 15: Intimate Partner Violence: Silent Tears During Isolation

Without a doubt, this pandemic has been a tough one for all of us to navigate. But, for those suffering from intimate partner violence (IPV) worldwide. stay at home orders can mean their lives are now at greater danger. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes. About 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men experience some form of sexual abuse during their lifetimes.

We thought it necessary to have Dr. Shanita Brown, a licensed professional counselor, join us to talk about this important issue. Dr. Shanita Brown is also a speaker, educator, and trainer who fosters a transformative and empowering dialogue about intimate partner violence. She established a platform to break the silence and empower change regarding intimate partner violence and mental health through education, empowerment, and inspiration.

Dr. Brown has over 15 years of experience in the clinical mental health field, providing individual counseling in private practice, academic, and community mental health settings.

Her extensive service includes work with N.C. Domestic Violence Commission Taskforce, SafeSpace Agency, and she most recently served on the Board of Directors for N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

In this episode, we discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on those who suffer from IPV, how they can get help during this time, and how loved ones can support them. Tune in to this critical episode.

We wish you the very best during this tough time and hope this episode will help you navigate a new normal. Have topics that you'd love us to cover during this pandemic that will help you navigate it all? Let us know. Please email us at

Stay safe, and see you in two weeks!

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Dr. Shanita Brown

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