Domestic Violence + Mental Illness

Written by Jessica Yaffa Those of us that have experienced domestic violence recognize the number of ways it affects our being. Domestic violence can cause an adverse ripple effect on the emotional and psychological state of a survivor. Panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety are often ignited by domestic violence and/or other severe forms of abuse. …

Why The Invitation To Change Approach? An Interview with Dr. Jeff Foote

“With the Invitation to Change Approach, we are working with families to create conditions for change, not creating change or forcing change.”  As families in crisis or with a loved one who is using substances, that’s really hard – you want change to be the thing that happens immediately. However, if you want change to be the thing that happens …