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Types of
Family Violence

From casually humiliating a child, to punching a spouse you think isn't listening, violence in families hurts.

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Hear Our Stories

Courageous survivors are breaking their silence about harm at the heart of our community. You can't turn your back when you know.

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Healthy Relationships

Healthy families grow from sound relationships. Marriage can be a means of personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.

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Unhealthy Relationships

The signs of abusive relationships aren't always this obvious, but learning to recognize them is the first step toward healing.

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Protect the Children

Children raised in unhealthy families may be damaged for life. Learn how to protect our children.

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Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is a vital part of our religion. Explore our resources for ideas about raising healthy children with sound Islamic identities, values, and character.

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  • 1 Types of Family Violence
  • 2 Hear Our Stories
  • 3 Healthy Relationships
  • 4 Unhealthy Relationships
  • 3 Protect the Children
  • 5 Parenting Resources

Stop family violence now!

Family violence is a global issue that affects everyone. Project Sakinah is an initiative of Dar al Islam. It is an effort to stimulate awareness and action in the Muslim community to WAKE UP to the reality of the harm being done to our families, to learn to SPEAK UP in order to break the silence that surrounds the issue, and to TEAM UP with others to work to change our condition.

Older People Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Older People Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Important points are made in this discussion of older people surviving child sexual abuse. The mental and emotional challenges that surviving such experiences present, can present decades after the abuse itself.... though it is not always the case that older survivors will go through flashbacks or other trauma symptoms. Check out Pandora's Project which has support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. 

The Beginning Over Foundation

The Beginning Over Foundation

This is a resource of value to survivors of domestic violence and domestic homicide, and I encourage Muslim survivors to utilize this and other resources like it as we strengthen our own Muslim institutions in the social services fields.  Read More

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Breaking Down Barriers

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Breaking Down Barriers

This resource is a blog for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. There are still many barriers to men speaking up of their own experiences in this regard, though it is believed about 1 in 6 males in the US experience it (as do about 1 in 5 females. A lot of work remains to be done in this area, and it yet another way in which men need to step up and participate in the struggle against all forms of family violence.  Read More

Surviving sexual abuse: Why sweeping it under the rug causes problems

Surviving sexual abuse: Why sweeping it under the rug causes problems

Psychologist Dr. Erin Leonard explains that trauma needs to be continually addressed in an empathetic way at each developmental stage of life. Here is a brief video and article to reinforce your knowledge about this topic.
Child Abuse/Domestic Violence PSA

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence PSA

This video discusses resources and books on Human Trafficking. It is a good introduction to the topic and discusses resources one can use to learn more.
Domestic Abuse in Public

Domestic Abuse in Public

A brief video concerning human trafficking -- worth seeing, worth sharing.

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Domestic Violence & Children

 

 

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“Feeling like an expert?”

This very brief blog post reports on a study concerning a disconnect between claimed expertise and actual knowledge. I suggest that the phenomenon reported on here is quite generalizable --- that is, applies to many fields, not merely the one specifically studies.


   

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