Actions by Us:
Summary of the CBSI Action Plan:
Our newly formed non-profit organization, Caged Birds Sing Incorporated, is uniquely positioned to launch a multimedia campaign with engaging live interviews, podcasts, and social media coverage to spread the message: the rise in domestic abuse cases that began during the lockdown happened under duress from a disastrous event and should be managed in an intelligent and effective manner. Not only do the victims of violence suffer and need encouragement, but elders and children can also be severely traumatized by intimate partner coercive control and abuse, and the psychological damage to all can last a lifetime. Therefore, our organization, Caged Birds Sing, Inc is dedicated to:
- Raising public awareness via media campaigns about this underreported and overlooked topic.
- Collecting and compiling data and summarizing the latest scholarly research on causes, effects, and treatments of isolation-related household mistreatment.
- Disseminating more accurate statistics and innovative, pragmatic, and relevant methodologies for use by various organizations and individual professionals to proactively help millions of us who find ourselves in recently elevated, intolerable household situations.
- Establishing policies, procedures, standards, and criteria to organize and enhance community support structures for victims of domestic abuse, violence, and exploitation.
- Promoting the need for local support for the physical, emotional, and financial needs of victims.
- Assisting communities who seek to form and operate a local support center to solicit and support victims of domestic harm. Start-up expertise will be provided to use the Caged Bird Society model, methods, and technology to fill this pressing need with the help of civic organizations, dedicated professionals, corporate sponsors, and a host of trained volunteers.
Actions for Victims
“Are You a Victim?”
To find out, see: Thehotline.org – a website for confidential information and a comprehensive assessment.
Actions for You
Warning Signs of Abuse:
Know what to look for.
Recognize the signs of possessive and controlling behaviors
At the start of a new relationship, it’s not always easy to tell if it will later become abusive. In fact, many abusive people appear like ideal partners in the early stages of a relationship. Household Harm warning signs don’t always appear overnight and may emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.
Every relationship is different and coercive control, domestic abuse, and domestic violence do not always look the same. One feature shared by most abusive relationships is that the abusive partner tries to establish or gain power and control through many different methods, at different moments.
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Caged Birds Sing Incorporated (a New Jersey non-profit 501c3 charitable organization)