Beyond the Call to Service: Spotlight on Dr. Anchal Goyal

Going into an area of study that one knows little about, is not an easy decision to make. Yet, when Dr. Anchal Goyal had an opportunity to change course and enter into victim services, she did just that. Dr. Goyal Read More …

Understanding and Addressing the Health Care Needs of Native Americans

Factors Affecting Native Americans Care Delivery Although health care is a legal right of members of federally recognized Tribes, Native Americans still have persistent disparities in health status and access to services. They suffer from higher rates of illness, substance Read More …

What is Coercive Control? Evidence-based Interventions for Victims

Coercive control refers to a systematic pattern of behavior that establishes dominance over another person through intimidation, isolation, and terror-inducing violence or threats of violence (Dichter, Thomas, Crits-Christoph, Ogden, & Rhodes, 2018). Studies show that spousal coercive control is more common than emotional, physical, or sexual violence.

The Bad and The Ugly About Coercive Control

by Dr. Amber D. Gray, DBH Domestic violence is about power and control (Gosselin, 2018; Walker, 1979; Walker, 2000). While no single theory fits the totality of the nuances of domestic violence, an abuser’s need for power and control is Read More …