Ep. 54: Why Should I Leave a Toxic Relationship? with Dr. Alison Jackson-Wood
“Is this normal?”
When every minute 20 people experience domestic violence with an intimate partner in the United States (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), it’s time to stop veiling the conversation with a hush and bring it to the forefront of community concern.
Joining the conversation is Dr. Alison Jackson-Wood, Executive Director of Bethesda House which is a shelter and home in South Alabama for women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. Alison explains the difference between a toxic and an abusive relationship, how we can identify abuse within a relationship, where we can seek help and provide support, and why, as a community, we should be concerned with domestic violence even if it doesn’t affect us personally.
This episode is available for download in iTunes and Spotify!
ABOUT THE GUEST
Dr. Alison Jackson-Wood is bringing a lifetime of experience to her current role as Executive Director of Bethesda House, a shelter and home in South Alabama scheduled to open in November to receive women and children who are escaping domestic violence. Alison began her professional life as an educator, later transitioning to vocational ministry, and eventually to higher education, where she taught for 15 years before taking on the work of addressing domestic violence.