Home Is (Not Always) A Safe Haven - Recorded May 27, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, victims are at an even greater risk of experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Guidelines like social distancing are making it harder for victims to reach out for help. This “new normal” has given abusers more excuses to justify and intensify their targeted behaviors. As rapidly as COVID-19 has developed, abusers have found new tactics to further control and abuse their victims. 

Hosted by
Gretchen Ricks and Tori Cronin
Bridges Child Advocates

Recorded on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET 

What You’ll Learn

  • Specific abuse tactics used during the COVID-19 pandemic to gain power and control over another
  • The specific and intensified barriers that victims and children are facing during COVID
  • The experience of victims and survivors through their stories of abuse 
  • Practical tools and ways that Bridges can help those in crisis
  • How Bridges has adjusted its services to respond to and meet the new challenges of our clients and community during this unprecedented time.

About Bridges and Lunch Connections

Our mission at Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, is to cultivate communities free from violence as we support victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. 

Lunch Connections is an education series brought to you by Bridges advocates. 

Upcoming topics 

  • Healthy relationships
  • Survivor support
  • Tech safety
  • Being an active bystander