• Partner Abuse

    Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviors and tactics used by one person over another .....

  • Sex Trafficking

    Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will....

  • Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment

    Sexual assault takes many forms including attacks such as rape or attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or threats....

  • Child Abuse

    Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse...

  • Elder Abuse

    Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver....

  • Stalking

    Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person....

  • Bullying

    Bullying is intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power....

  • Workplace Violence

    Workplace violence is an act of aggression, physical assault, or threatening behavior that occurs in a work setting....

  • Abuse in the Military

    Abusers who are connected with the military have some additional methods of control available to them, but also may be held accountable in some different ways....

  • Sexual Abuse in Detention Facilities

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2003....


Welcome to Culture of Abuse Magazine

Welcome to Culture of Abuse Magazine, a Boston/North Shore based magazine that deals with various forms of abuse and violence, and examines how each type of abuse intersects, in both our personal lives, and in our culture in general. The magazine serves as a nationwide resource including assistance & referrals, current topics, trends and decisions, and I strongly encourage your feedback and input.

This site is for everyone - professionals of all types, survivors, activists and helpers, and everyone in between. A key element in reducing the number of abusers and predators is to keep the general public informed. These are the people who sit on our juries, shy away from a friend, neighbor or coworker, and often believe the many myths about abuse. To that end, I hope you'll all participate in some way. If you're in need of resources, or assistance, visit the TYPES OF ABUSE page and dropdown menu for links to specific information. For more information about the Editor click HERE, and for details about the magazine, click HERE.

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There is nothing you can do to remove your tracks/history completely. If you think you might be in danger please use a computer at a public library, Internet café, or a computer at another trusted location. Read more HERE about internet and computer safety. If you need immediate assistance, call 1.800.799.7233.

VAWA Reauthorization 2013

Summary of Changes from The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (click image below):

Summary of Changes from VAWA Reauthorization 2013


"I hope there will be some discussion of violence in all its forms. . [In American culture] we glorify it, encourage it, ignore it. It's heartbreaking, and it has to stop. We haven't been as engaged as we should be. We've given up. We look inward. This same disengagement makes us tolerate violence." -President Obama.

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