Tax season can evoke a range of emotions for people, from excitement to anxiety. Frequently, tax time is associated with a tax refund, which can represent the single largest lump sum many families receive in any given year. These refunds can provide a pathway to transition out of poverty and to build wealth. This month's TAQ explores strategies for supporting survivors this tax season.
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While these abuse tactics are certainly not exclusive to teens and can show up in relationships between people of any age, young people experience emotional abuse at alarming rates. This February marks the 10th anniversary of Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM), which means that this month is the perfect time to turn outrage into action to prevent emotional abuse and to promote safe and healthy relationship norms for teens.
As domestic violence shelters build capacity to serve diverse populations and strive to become culturally competent, it is important for advocates to understand how they can have a direct impact on the outcome of the survivor’s path.
As temperatures plunge across most of the country, exposure to extreme weather and vulnerability to illness and lack of food stability increase. It is therefore particularly important to focus in on how we can assist survivors to connect and maintain essential utility services through the cold winter months – and throughout the year.
Holding a TDOR event is a strong show of support for the trans and genderqueer communities. If you are thinking about organizing one in your area, there are a number of important considerations before finalizing your plans.
In 2014, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence began to lay a foundation for movement building. In October's TA Question of the Month, writers from the Idaho Coalition discuss their efforts to end patriarchy, sexism, racism, nationalism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, able-ism, audism, anti-semitism, religious discrimination, and xenophobia/anti-immigrant sentiment through movement building.