Don’t be a statistic. Be safe and reach out for help if you need it. Dana Bristol-Smith urges you to stay safe. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is just a phone call away 1-800-799 – SAFE (7233)
From abuse to freedom and self-reliance. These inspiring women built the courage to leave and say no to abuse. You can, too. Please share this message of hope and inspiration.
For help and assistance call the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Or visit online: http://nnedv.org/resources/stats/gethelp.html
Dana Bristol-Smith speaks at TEDx Encinitas about what she has learned working with survivors that can unlock human potential. Meet the women that have touched her heart and soul.
Dana Bristol-Smith opens October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month with stories of hope, empowerment, and inspiration. Let’s start a new conversation about going from survivor to success.
As women build their confidence to speak up for themselves they change their lives. Meet and be inspired by these amazing, strong women who are recovering from domestic violence, homelessness and other huge life challenges.
Abusive relationships don’t start out that way. There is attraction, good feelings, and that rush of excitement. However, there are warning signs to watch for. Jealousy can seem like he cares about you, but can lead to control and isolation. Does he or she need to know where you are every minute of the day? Does he want you all to himself? These women share how their relationships started and progressed.
How can we prevent domestic violence? We can teach others how to treat us by how we treat and respect ourselves. We each have value and worth. No one deserves abuse. These ladies are standing up for themselves and making their lives a priority. You can, too.
By teaching public speaking skills and seeing the difference that building confidence made for women inside of corporations, Dana Bristol-Smith wanted to help women who had lost their confidence and lost their way. That led her to work with domestic violence survivors and homeless women and it has changed her life. Every day she is inspired by the courage and resilience of women and how they are able reclaim their voices and reclaim their lives.