Bystander Intervention Could Save Someone from Domestic or Sexual Abuse

Man pleads with woman who wants him to leave her alone

Bystanders have the power to help stop the abuse before it happens. Intervening in an abusive situation sends a powerful message to not only the perpetrator but to others who witness it as well. This message conveys that the behaviors displayed, whether they be sexual harassment, yelling, physical violence, or something else, are unacceptable and must end.

Childhood Abuse and Self-Image

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Self-confidence and a healthy, positive relationship with our body image are major components of the human experience. Those with low self-confidence tend to avoid social situations and avoid pushing themselves towards the unknown. This can inhibit the formation or strengthening of relationships, prevent growth within a company, and lead to a more subjectively poor mental health state.

Dating after Abuse

Dating after an abusive relationship can be a challenging journey. It is crucial to approach this process with self-compassion, awareness, and a commitment to help rebuild healthy relationships. In this post, we will look into some key insights to help those trying to date after abuse.

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

Creating healthy boundaries within your relationships provides many benefits including, but not limited to, improving self-esteem, strengthening relationships, self-control, avoiding unhealthy connections and overall improving well-being. With the absence of healthy boundaries, the risk of toxic, abusive and/or unsatisfying relationships become more probable.

Developing Healthy Relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we want to chat about the fundamental elements of healthy relationships. Healthy relationships provide us with support, love, and a sense of belonging. To achieve a healthy relationship, it’s essential to understand and practice crucial principles like consent, boundaries, and respect.

Back to School Body Safety

With the school year nearing, the crisis counselors at Faces of Hope want to remind families of an essential school supply no child should be without. Aside from paper, pencils, and backpacks, your child also needs another supply for a safe school year: an understanding of body safety and boundaries.

A Word with Paige: May 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of prioritizing our mental well-being A Word With Paige May 2023 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of prioritizing our mental well-being. Yet, many people still feel a stigma attached to mental health issues, particularly those who have experienced interpersonal violence (IPV), such […]

Faces of Hope Foundation Coming to West Ada

Bringing Support Services & Resources to a new Meridian Center in October 2023 The Faces of Hope Foundation announced in April that it would be coming to West Ada this Fall with a satellite location offering resources, support, and information to victims of interpersonal violence. The Faces of Hope Foundation will solely fund the new […]