It’s no easy task to understand overt versus covert behaviors and how they play out destructively within relationships. Yet, understanding is the key to overcoming. Covert behaviors are incredibly confusing…
We dispel ignorance about Covert Emotional Abuse, a dangerous and common form of Domestic Violence, which significantly harms its victims and extends its reach to the whole family and its community. Children living in violent homes, even if not directly abused, can experience mental, physical, and/or psychological impairment that affects their development and can last into adulthood. By stemming the tide of abuse through education, we protect families and foster healthy environments in which all individuals can thrive.
By training individuals and organizations most likely to receive a victim’s disclosure of abuse, TMP is creating a shift in domestic violence counsel and care and providing a pathway to healing. We prevent Double Abuse® by promoting trauma-informed and compassionate responses and refusing to permit first responders to disbelieve, shun, silence, or mock a victim who courageously speaks out about the abuse they are enduring. We provide tools to prevent Double Abuse® while promoting clarity, empowerment, accountability, and restoration.
We provide in-person training or presentations and written and online video curriculum to equip NGO’s, therapists, social workers, universities, faith-based organizations, and other first responders about how to identify signs of abuse, respond to abuse, empower victims, lead abusers toward change, and identify cultural biases that foster Double Abuse®. Our trainings are available in-person or online. M3ND trainer and founder, Annette Oltmans, also speaks at regional and national events or conferences on these topics.