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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.

Healthy Relationships 101: Relationships Don't Have to be so Difficult

Healthy Relationships 101: Relationships Don't Have to be so Difficult

Michael Jascz' message is that healthy relationships are based on increasing awareness of our behavior -- and that developing this greater awareness doesn't have to be so difficult. Published as an eBook and available for $2.99 -- it is a good, brief introduction to the fundamentals -- and worth having a look at even for social workers and others trained to help others in these issues.  Read More 

Sexual Abuse Statistics

Sexual Abuse Statistics

The statistics on the sexual abuse of children are sickening, and sobering. Just a couple you may not be aware of -- 1 in five children are solicited sexually while on the internet -- and an average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime -- with consequences that persist throughout the lives of his victims. Angel Roar is a website that aims to teach kids about the child abuse epidemic and the importance of disclosure and to assist parents in understanding how common the problem of child abuse really is and hope to cope with a child abuse incident.  Read More

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - The Gottman Institute

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - The Gottman Institute

These attributes in a marriage really kill the relationship. Based on decades of very rigorous social science, Gottman's insights are extremely useful. As an introduction to his work, or just as a friendly reminder, this short, 2 minute video is worth watching. Conflict occurs in all marriages. There are many ways couples can handle it in a healthy fashion --but if one or more of the "four horsemen" show up in conflicts in your relationship -- there's serious trouble that needs to be addressed, and may require professional help to do so.

Monsters In the Closet - <br/>Domestic Violence From a Child's View

Monsters In the Closet -
Domestic Violence From a Child's View

A video clip portraying domestic violence from a child's point of view. You can help spread awareness simply by liking the clip and sharing it on your facebook.

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence PSA

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence PSA

Here's a powerful PSA regarding the impacts of domestic violence on the children who witness it. the video includes pictures drawn by children who have witnessed domestic violence in their home, and their feelings toward it. Witnessing domestic violence is an adverse childhoold experience that can impact the child for the rest of their lives.

Domestic Abuse in Public

Domestic Abuse in Public

This short video raises an issue worth thinking about. It is becoming more common (though still not common enough) for bystanders to intervene when they see abuse of women in public -- but sadly, abuse of men in public by women draws smiles. The Justice department reports a man is abused by a woman every 37 seconds in the Untied States. We must work to make sure our communities are safe for everyone.

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“Over” - by Isra

An innocent child, she tried to understand the pain that surrounded her. Resilient, as most children are, she played and laughed, but cried herself to sleep. ...More >>.

   

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