Laura Cowan
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  • Avon, OH
  • United States
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I'm a single, mother of three. Love walks in the park, walking my dog, listening to music, reading a good book, watching a scary movie, snacking on munchies, working on my computer, shopping with my kids, joy riding around town, teaching computer classes, working on my masters soon, sitting by my poolside, working out at the gym. I like jokes, humor and a peaceful lifestyle. Love to surf the web: my favorite website is: These guys are awesome.
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I have been in a server unhealthy relationship that has given me the life and experience that I have today. I'am no longer ashame to share my views and personal stories on how I survived domestic violence. I perservered through so many negative situations in my life, including an abusive relationship by having faith and using the strength that God gave me. I myself am a survivor, and proud to say that I did survive. I live to tell. Not every victim is as fortunate as I was. Many never make it out alive. Some who make it out alive are in wheelchairs, nursing homes or serverly depressed.

When I was going threw my trial, I learned from the courts that battered women are entitled to submit a victim impact statement to advise the pre-sentence investigator and the court of the ramifications of the crime(s) for which the offender was convicted on the battered woman and her family. While investigators are usually receptive to hearing about the emotional, physical and financial losses sustained by victims, they are too often resistant to hearing of the dangers that the perpetrator continues to pose to the battered women and children and reluctant to suggest that these risks of violent recidivism should be considered aggravating circumstances supporting longer sentences or factors to be addressed in crafting protective conditions on probation. Thus, sentencing recommendations typically do not fully inform the court of information relevant to sentencing deliberations in many jurisdictions.

This Domestic Violence blog I developed was created with the sole intention of shedding light on the epidemics of domestic violence and sexual assault by giving their survivors a voice and sharing my own personal story of my abuse with you.
Hopefully this will reach out to someone in need and give you the courage to escape.

I am an advocate for Domestic Violence. If you need to reach out The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Please make sure it is safe for you to be here.
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Suffer the Little Children

Clutching her eight-week-old sister in her arms, Frances Reilly was abandoned by her mother outside the gates of The Poor Sisters of Nazareth Convent. It was 1956 and Frances was 2 years old. Little did the toddler know, as her mother's car disappeared into the cold Christmas morning, that this was to be the beginning of a terrible new life. For the next 13 years Frances experienced institutionalised cruelty. Beaten, raped and molested, Frances suffered horrifically under the care of her new guardians. The nuns stripped her of everything - her best friend, her innocence, even her name - but they could not suppress her spirit and her never-ending hope of a better life. Written with great honesty and integrity, this true and moving account of childhood suffering is a tragic yet inspiring story. Through it all - the physical, sexual and emotional abuse - Frances refused to be broken. Her resolution to survive the tortures of her every-day life, and defy the evil that stole her childhood, makes her emotive memoir an inspiration to all and an uplifting read.

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Family justice center concept is topic of Cleveland conference

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

CLEVELAND — Judges and victim advocates envision a day when victims of violent crime can go to one place and receive all the help they need to move on with their lives.

For two days this week, dozens of potential stakeholders will convene to discuss how to make that vision a reality in Cuyahoga County.

Members of the San Diego-based Family Justice Center Alliance will lead nearly 100 representatives from at least 30 organizations --… Continue

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At 9:56pm on June 25, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 9:11am on August 6, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 9:40am on August 24, 2009, purpleorchid22 said…
Your selections of pics is very intresting. You are brave for putting your personal struggle on the web. Many women still struggle in silence.

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