A Journey Through Domestic Violence

How You Can Help!




The author, Julia Chadwell, is available to speak to civic groups, church groups, women's shelters or prisons, book clubs, conventions, book fairs, or Domestic Violence Rallies.  She shares her inspiring story of survival and triumph against great odds.  She and her eight children now live in peace and prosperity.

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Special sock dolls filled with personal hygiene items were prepared by the ladies of Meadowlark Church, San Marcos, CA, and donated to the  Women's Resource Center of Oceanside, CA. 

The WRC provides help to women in crisis 24/7.   Their  motto is:

Reviving Courage, Empowering Lives. 

There is a link to their website  below. 



Hi  Julia, I finally had a chance to sit down and read your book.  I started it yesterday, and I couldn't put it down. I love the way it is written.  I couldn't believe all the things you experienced both good and bad. It seems like the events you only see in the movies. I endorse it and advertise it to other people.  It  is a must read! 

Thank you, Franchette Padrigon 

Signs and Symptoms


  • Does your partner take pleasure in embarrassing you?
  • Does he/she put down your accomplishments?
  • Do you often put up with intimidation or threats?
  • Have you been grabbed, pushed, or shoved?
  • If your partner claims that the influence of drugs or alcohol was what caused them to treat you wrongly or blame you for everything, you need to take a serious look at what is happening!

Help is available!  don't  delay!  Call the Domestic Violence Hotline

1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Anonymous and Confidential

Help 24/7  www.thehotline.org

Why Does DV Happen?


Why does she stay?

Why is he so violent?

What are the danger signs?

What can others do to help?

What services are available?

Characteristics of an Abuser

  • Low Self-esteem
  • Traditional outlook, the man is superior
  • Difficulty coping with stress
  • Does not verbalize feelings
  • Intense insecurity, jealousy, very possessive
  • Behavior extremes - charming vs. violent

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