I managed to catch up with Kevin using the wonders of technology to bring you this episode of The Mic Drop Club focusing on the worldwide Rampant surge in Domestic Violence from COVID-19 Isolation. We joined forces to raise awareness and support victims of abuse by equipping them with the tools to regain their confidence, pride, self-esteem and ultimately take back control of their lives.
Kevin is a long-time friend and founder of Kevin Dwyer of 1 Inspirational Step that provides Life Coaching, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Public Speaking. His journey is truly amazing and shall be covered in future shows.
As we continue to be firmly in the grip of the Corona Virus pandemic Experts are warning of a sharp spike in cases of domestic violence and child abuse.
About one in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adriana Mello, a Rio de Janeiro judge specialising in domestic violence reports a rise of 40% or 50% in Domestic Violence, and there was already really big demand.
This is the hidden by-product from working at home which many people are currently coming to terms with. This unlike the Corona Virus is a different type of disaster of the humankind – the kind that has its origins in psychosocial factors that include poverty, high expressed emotions, poor education, lack of opportunity, stress, poor mental and physical wellbeing and crime etc.
Governments around the globe are trying to control the spread of the virus and this has provided fertile ground for abusers to exploit their victims by applying their version of lockdowns – quarantines. With nowhere to go the vulnerable especially children are at increased risk and must be supported.
We discuss the importance of understanding the root of your WHY as it relates to your relationship values, beliefs and principles. This is so important to reframing GOALS needed to break free from the abusive relationship.
We explore various books, audible books and technology to gain knowledge through other people’s experiences so you can also make the right choices and stay connected to support networks. “That’s the thing abusers want, to be isolated at home with their victim and cut them off from any supports”
As in so many cases of domestic abuse, children are often caught in the middle and can be the focus of abuse, we discuss How you can support and keep them safe. (Always contact the emergency services if you are at risk of abuse!)
We explore how peoples limiting beliefs can negatively impact on their ability to choose suitable partners.
We expose the Abuser Achilles heel – their desire to take away your power and control you because that is exactly what they have failed to master within themselves. “Abuse is about power and control,”
Since you’re here…
We officially launch #squeakaloud for anyone that going through or supporting someone that is a victim of abuse. Use the #squeakaloud to show your support and raise awareness across all your social media. We are looking to collaborate with people/organisations and charities to help support victims of abuse.
It is far better to squeak, even if your voice shakes, you shall eventually be heard and get the support you deserve. With enough people squeaking the noise will be so loud it will warrant Government intervention offering better Support Lines, Educational Programmes, Outreach Services, Places for Safety and Stronger custodial sentences for perpetrators of violence.
Plus, so much more.
As you can imagine this is a weighty topic that requires more time and expert input from all sides to do it justice. Kevin and I merely scratched the surface and shall be continuing the series. If you would have been touched by this episode and want to contribute your views or be a guest, then please reach out on the details below.
Thanks, Kevin, for your valued contribution continue to make life Boom!
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