Love and Relationships

Queer & Dear

Dr. Frankie Bashan

Queer & Dear – Domestic Violence (DV) – DV in a heterosexual versus a LGBT relationship: An in depth discussion about the definition of Domestic Violence, how to identify when one is in a DV relationship, the psychological impact of a DV relationship, and resources for further support and help.

Have you wondered if you or a friend or family member is in a domestic violence relationship? Do you feel isolated and alone in your relationship? Is your partner controlling and possessive? If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions please take a few minutes to listen to this weeks podcast.

My guest for this episode is Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is a professor at Saint Mary’s College, the Behavioral Health Director at Davis Street Community Center. And she is also affiliated with the California Peace Officer Association as a certified trainer and an organizational consultant.

One of her many areas of expertise is Gender, Family and Community Violence. She has trained numerous physical and behavioral health clinicians on identifying and providing service to survivors and perpretrators of domestic violence. She developed a curriculum to address the impact of witnessing domestic violence on children and is a local and national speaker on gender, family and community violence.

In this podcast you are going to hear about:

  • Definition of Domestic Violence
  • Difference between Domestic Violence in a heterosexual relationship versus a LGBT relationship.
  • Psycholoical impact on the victim/survivor, family and community when there is Domestic Violence in a relationship.
  • Helpful resources should you or a loved be in a Domestic Violence relationship.

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