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Abusive dating can start early

The statistics are gut-wrenching: 1 in 4 Orange County teens is in an abusive dating relationship, according to Laura’s House in Orange County, which provides shelter, counseling and legal services to victims of domestic violence. But what’s more startling is that most of these teens don’t know they are victims of abuse. Dating violence begins
Mental health professionals can be thought of as the second responders after a crisis in the community: They help people deal with emotional and behavioral trauma that follows both natural and man-made disasters. In the aftermath of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, a number of local counselors have stepped up to
Anika Ortiz was 7 when her older sister was murdered — a victim of domestic violence. Since then, the tragedy has morphed into something else: an inspiration. Anika, now 14, is on a mission to do her part to help victims of domestic violence and bullying. “As long as I see domestic violence in the
Today we’d like to introduce you to Krista Driver. Krista, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. The first four years of my life were spent in Foster Care. My birth mother was just 15 when she had me. Despite her
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