DOVE Center Blog

The clown that never leaves

The clown that never leaves

Sexual assault is a raw and brutal crime to survive. There are physical, emotional, psychological and financial effects that can last a lifetime. And even though survivors work hard to heal from the very real after-effects of an assault or rape, the reality of such trauma comes flooding back without warning and can trigger unwanted anxiety, self-doubt, sadness and anger.

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I didn’t see it coming

I didn’t see it coming

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, often developing gradually and worsening over time. The abuse isn't always physical, either. It can be psychological, emotional, and even digital. Domestic violence can take many forms, which is why it's hard to see it...

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Love is respect: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Love is respect: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an event that draws attention to the prevalence of teen dating abuse and the importance of healthy relationships. Being aware of the signs of abuse and learning about safe and respectful dating habits can help teens...

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Speaking up for change: Desirae and Deondra Brown

Speaking up for change: Desirae and Deondra Brown

It’s not easy to speak up about child sex abuse. In fact, finding the courage to come forward can take years, or possibly decades. And even then, feelings of shame, fear, anger and isolation often resurface for survivors of abuse. Speaking up requires returning to a...

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Happy Holidays from DOVE

Happy Holidays from DOVE

'Tis the season of twinkle lights, gift giving and caroling, and we’ve been getting into the holiday spirit here at DOVE Center. Over the past year we have been so very grateful for the incredible support of the southern Utah community. Together we have made safety...

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Dove can help

Dove can help

Have you seen the numbers? Even just here in the state of Utah, the statistics of reported sexual assault and domestic violence are staggering, and they don’t discriminate. But there is hope. If you are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DOVE can help. Call us at...

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What is financial abuse?

What is financial abuse?

Financial abuse is something that is rarely talked about but incredibly common. This insidious form of abuse involves exercising control over the finances of another person. Often, those who suffer from financial abuse rarely speak out, since they might feel ashamed...

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