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Recovery, Healing, Outreach, Awareness:  A Podcast About Domestic Violence

Domestic or intimate partner violence is a complex and silent epidemic that affects millions of people worldwide.

To respond to the overwhelming issues associated with domestic violence, Randi’s House of Angels (RHOA) has produced a series of podcasts that will bring this epidemic to the forefront of public consciousness and break the silence that often shrouds it.

By creating a dedicated platform, RHOA hopes to create a safe space for survivors, advocates and experts to share their stories, insights and knowledge.  A series of topics will be discussed that can offer vital support and resources to victims and survivors, helping them realize that they are not alone and that there is help available.

It can also serve as a catalyst for raising awareness and fostering necessary conversations within families, communities and institutions to empower individuals, foster empathy, and inspire collective action towards eradicating domestic violence while creating a safer, more compassionate society.

Randi's House of Angels (RHOA) Podcast Series

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Episode 1:  Introduction to the Podcast

Published: October 2, 2023

Content: Who is Randi’s House of Angels (RHOA)?  Why was RHOA created?  What is the basis for producing podcasts?  Why is this podcast relevant?

Facilitator: Sherry Peters

Guests: Nancy Chavez, Founder and Executive Director of Randi’s House of Angels

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Episode 2:  How do I know if I am in a healthy relationship?  (Part 1)

Published: October 16, 2023

Content: Non-threatening behavior, respect, trust and support, honesty and accountability

Facilitator: Sherry Peters

Guests: Sahara McGrath, Coordinator of the Shippensburg University (SU) PAGE Center & Emily Ott, Public Education Coordinator at Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties

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Episode 2:  How do I know if I am in a healthy relationship?  (Part 2)

Published: October 30, 2023

Content: Responsible parenting, shared responsibility, economic partnership, negotiation, and fairness

Facilitator: Sherry Peters

Guests: Sahara McGrath, Coordinator of the Shippensburg University (SU) PAGE Center & Emily Ott, Public Education Coordinator at Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties

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Episode 3: Am I being abused? Exploring the different types of abuse in relationships

Published: November 13, 2023

Content: What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), what is abuse, physical, sexual, psychological/emotional, financial, cultural, social, spiritual, verbal, cycle of violence/power and control wheel, IPV resources.

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Smith

Guests: Stephanie Spurgeon, Direct Services Supervisor at Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry.

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Episode 4: Why didn’t they leave? Exploring the reasons why people stay in unhealthy relationships. What do abusers do to keep them from leaving?  (Part 1)

Published: November 27, 2023

Content: What did you experience?  What triggered you to leave?  What did you learn about your sister after she was killed?  What answers did you want to know?

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Smith

Guests: Nancy Chavez (Domestic Violence Victim and Survivor) and Dianne McMillen (Family Survivor of Domestic Violence Victim)

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Episode 4: Why didn’t they leave? Exploring the reasons why people stay in unhealthy relationships.  What abusers do to keep them from leaving.  (Part 2)

Published: December 11, 2023

Content: What made you stay?  What were some of the emotions and thoughts you experienced?

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Smith

Guests: Barb Roddin (Domestic Violence Victim) and Nancy Chavez (Domestic Violence Victim and Survivor)

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Episode 5: How can I support someone who is in an unhealthy relationship?

Published: January 8, 2024

Content: Ways to support and empower the target of the abuse (e.g., consistently validate the person’s feelings, point out their strengths and accomplishments, support targets of abuse to believe in themselves, show empathy), be there and connect, and keep reflecting back to the abused person all of the positive qualities you see in them, keep believing that they will get free, ask how you can help, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) resources.

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Smith

Guests: Toni Shearer (Owner/Director of Center for Hope and Healing)

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Episode 6: Do people successfully leave their abuser? Do abusers become able to have healthy relationships?

Published: January 22, 2024

Content:  Survivor story from being a victim of domestic violence from abuser to survivor; getting back to a norm, being worthy of love, maintaining one’s identity, hope, and removing blame.

Facilitator: Dr. Ellen Smith

Guests: QueenAfi Gaston, the founder of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags (DVWMT), a local non-profit, serving as an educational and resource center for helpless victims, abusers, families, and survivors of domestic violence.

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Episode 7: What is the impact of IPV on Children?

Published: February 5, 2024

Content: Impact by age, long-term, relationships – mother, father, siblings, future intimate partner, etc. and IPV resources.

Facilitator: Sherry Peters

Guests: William Kellibrew, a global advocate for civil, human, women, children and victims’ rights.

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Episode 8: Wrap Up and Take Aways Podcasts

Published: February 19, 2024

Content: Discuss what we discussed in previous podcasts, important points and quotes from podcasts.

Guests / Facilitators: Nancy Chavez, Sherry Peters, Paul Miller and Dr. Ellen Smith.

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