Did you know 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime? Listen to the latest episode of the Public Health Out Loud podcast to learn more about the patterns of behavior that can occur in abusive relationships and local resources that are available to Rhode Islanders.
This week’s guest expert is Vanessa Volz, the executive director at Sojourner House. The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.
Co-hosts Dr. Jim McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan ask Vanessa about the red flags that people should look out for in their relationships. They also talk about how Sojourner House is empowering victims to become survivors.
Download this week’s episode to learn more.