Nov 26 2017

My Evening At UCONN!!!

On October 25, 2017 I was sharing some of my story, secrets and statistics of domestic violence. A national epidemic that is going on ALL!!!! around us, including adverse childhood experiences our children are enduring. At the First Congregational Church in Southington  https://www.fccsouthington.org/  My audience was very attentive, laughed, cried, and at times shaking their heads in disbelief of what they were hearing.

Right after I finished speaking, and many headed toward the kitchen for some coffee and, Attorney Scott Garver http://scottgarverlaw.com/good-stuff/ came up to me and asked “Would you consider coming to my Family Law  Class at UCONN  https://waterbury.uconn.edu/ and doing exactly what you just did for this audience?” Of course I said yes I would be honored.

Attorney Scott  picked me up at my salon to help with lugging the books and off to Waterbury we went. Scott gave me a little tour just before his class started and was filled with excitement to share he had a surprise special guest. You see he already shared with me that my book was already being discussed in his class room prior to our conversation at the church. Attorney Scott also shared about ten of his students went on Amazon to buy my book.

That hour and a half was filled with all eyes on me, except for one gentleman who  couldn’t make eye contact with me at first. I sensed he was totally uncomfortable with the reality I was sharing. Before the talk  was over he slowly but surely warmed up and turned his attention towards  me. I even managed to surprise him with a photo I shared that evening, which helped him to really be part of the conversation. Another student ‘Oh! my sister is reading your book right now, I just texted her, to tell her you are here right in front of me.”

So, thank you Attorney Scott Garver and his Family Law students for a very rewarding evening.

Hugs Casey

 

Nov 18 2017

Urge Congrss to Support I-VAWA

I would like to share yet another email I received from Futures Without Violence https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/ On November 14, 2017 the U.S. Senate re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA), a groundbreaking piece of legislation aimed at preventing violence against women and girls across the globe. The announcement followed the passage of the Women, Peace and Security Act, which was signed into law on October 6, 2017.
There is a strong momentum in advancing women’s rights, increasing their security and improving the conditions under which they can meet their full potential. The stage is set for the U.S. to confirm its commitment to making ending violence against women a pillar on which its foreign policy agenda stands.
Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass I-VAWA now!

This Tuesday November 21, 2017  meet State Senator Henri Martin and State Representative Bill Petit for coffee in Plainville, Connecticut. http://www.cthousegop.com/petit/2017/11/17/plainville-legislators-host-morning-coffee-hour-4/   Perhaps to discuss this very subject.

Please check out the link below for a letter to send as well.

Hugs Casey

https://secure3.convio.net/fvpf/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app326b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=272&NONCE_TOKEN=06AADCA9E8AE72B8E6C619A58B027F48

Nov 12 2017

Futures Without Violence !!!

Being an author that discusses adverse childhood experiences, and domestic violence statistics quite often, I thought I would share with you one of the emails I received a few days ago.

Dear Casey,

The recent avalanche of disclosures of sexual harassment and assault
reveals what many of us have experienced or known: workplace sexual
harassment and sexual assault are pervasive in today’s
workplaces and often goes unreported.

In addition to the National Resource Center’s newly revamped
Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence website, we wanted
to share with you some brand new resources we have created: https://www.workplacesrespond.org/

* The Top 10 Things Employers Can Do Right Now to Address
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

https://medium.com/@FuturesWithoutViolence/the-top-10-things-employers-can-do-right-now-to-address-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-a02b33f87ffe

* In Case You Missed It, We’re Complicit: Sexual
Harassment in the Workplace

In Case You Missed It, We’re Complicit: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

* From #MeToo to #HowIWillChange, Men Can Prevent Abuse

https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/men-workplace-sexual-harassment/

* The Top 10 Things Unions Can Do Right Now to Address
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

https://medium.com/@FuturesWithoutViolence/top-10-things-unions-can-do-right-now-to-address-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-8a3904818959

* Facebook Live discussion: How Can We End Workplace Sexual
Harassment and Violence?

https://www.facebook.com/FuturesWithoutViolence/videos/vb.164427643612907/1496609660394692/?type=2&theater

We can all be part of the solution. Please join us.

Sincerely,

Futures Without Violence

I hope you found these resources helpful, and please share because “Together We Can Make a Difference.”

Hugs

Casey

 

Nov 05 2017

A Fun Time At Nutmeg TV

I met Christine at a friends house about two years ago, she is always finding ways to make a difference in peoples lives. She now has a show on Nutmeg TV in Farmington, Connecticut. http://nutmegtv.org/ where anyone can create their own show. It is free and they make it fun.

Nutmeg Public Access Television, Inc. is the leading regional non-profit PEG  Access TV station in CT.serving 80,000 homes.  They offer 24 hour a day programming on three channels and are a two time Telly Award Winner.

Christine received one of my newsletters about the I Choose Program http://www.ctcadv.org/projects-initiatives/ichoose/ after watching the I Choose  video she reached out to me. Christine shared she was excited I agreed to be a guest for her show.

On September 27, 2017 I would say had to be one of the hottest, most humid day of the summer. My concern would normally be, “I hope this goes well” but on this day my thoughts were ” Oh! my what will my hair look like by the time I get into the studio,” A concern for most stylists, for those who only know me as an author, yes I also am a owner/operator at my salon Casey’s Image Consultants. To check out more about the salon, or to add your name for my quarterly newsletter please visit http://caseymorley.com/betrayal-was-engulfing-me/ 

If you would like to watch the fun Christine and I had together please visit  http://nutmegtv.org/video-on-demand/single/?id=35031

Oct 30 2017

Walk To End The Silence, Middletown, Conn.!!!

On October 21, 2017 we had yet another beautiful day  and an  amazing turn out of people. All ages from 3 to 83 showed up to support Middletown Police Department   http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/Police and New Horizons Domestic Violence Services.https://www.newhorizonsdv.com/about_us

The Walk To End The Silence was originated in memory of baby Aaden who tragically lost his life at the hands of his abuser, and for ALL!!! victims who endure any form of abuse and domestic violence. Captains, Mayor, Executive Directors, Doctors and myself came to speak and share the alarming statistics of this national epidemic that is going on all around us.

Family violence is a crime, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are only a few types of abuse. There are actually 10 forms of abuse. Neglect being the most common of emotional abuse. 70% are neglected.

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be a victim of domestic violence in her/his lifetime.
  • 3 to 4 million women are beaten in their home each year.
  • more than 3 women are murdered each day.

Intimate partner violence occurs among all races, religions, and socioeconomic classes.

Please consider joining us next year to help raise awareness, and/or become a sponsor.’

Hugs Casey

To learn where a domestic violence shelter is nearby please visit CCADV  http://www.ctcadv.org/

 

Oct 29 2017

Another Amazing Church Journey!!!

I spend much of my time visiting local churches to connect with some of the people. I feel four or five visits before I am there for a speaking event allows me to have brief conversations with many to help them understand what I am all about.

Child abuse and domestic violence statistics are ALARMING!!! I feel the more I can connect with people and share what I have learned about adverse childhood experience’s from my own childhood and from what I learn from my research.

On September 17th I had the privilege to spend some time at First Lutheran Church http://www.firstlutheransouthington.org/ I was deeply touched by the deep attention of the guest, the tears, the confessions and all the hugs. Almost at every event I hear “You just told my story” After hearing these words we immediately are connected and a amazing hug follows.

I always leave a speaking event with a grateful heart, and believe I taught something and made a difference in some ones life. I hope my vulnerability and authentic self will give someone in the room the courage to begin their own journey of Crawling Out.

Hugs

Casey

Oct 21 2017

State Representative William A. Petite, Jr Helping Victims

It being domestic violence awareness month I would love to share with you this article about our State Representative William A. Petite, Jr .https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=state%20representative%20william%20a.%20petit%20jr.

State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. wrote on October 16 at 1:56pm
During my first term as a State Representative, I have worked to support efforts to help victims of crime and domestic violence. Domestic violence unravels the fabric of our society and is horribly damaging.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, in particular, it’s important for  all of us to recommit ourselves to ending domestic violence and make sure this social malady is eradicated forever.

Op-Ed: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please remember each and everyone of us can research it, talk about it, teach your young, volunteer and or pledge.

“Together we can make a difference,”

Hugs Casey

Sep 27 2017

Attorney Recommends My Book!!

 

 

I have been very busy visiting many churches in the area, because I like to meet a dozen or so new friends just before it is my date to go speak at their church. A month or so ago I met Attorney Scott Garver. Actually, it was at the part we say peace be with you, and Scott said “your Casey aren’t you” my response ” how do you know that” I’m thinking since  this is my first visit to First Congregational Church http://www.fccsouthington.org   Scott’s reply  “well your face is all!! over town.” Thus, a new friendship has begun. Please read what Attorney Scott had to say after reading Crawling Out.

 

Crawling Out
September 25, 2017 by Scott Garver Leave a Comment
by Scott Garver, attorney at law

If a child is abused from an early age, how is he or she ever to become aware that the world they live in is not the way it should be? How is a child supposed to know what behavior is not acceptable to the larger society?
Emotional and physical abuse is bad enough, but it is often compounded with sexual abuse by a family member or friend. Sex is confusing for any adolescent, but the damage is enormous when the abuser is a person in a position of authority.
As a family and criminal lawyer I too often have seen cases like this. The child-victim grows up to become an adult with huge unresolved emotional and psychological issues. Often this results in alcoholism and drug abuse. The adult-victim falls into all sort of legal trouble: criminal behavior, failed marriages, unemployment and bankruptcy. Worse, they have kids who are dysfunctional themselves and have school problems or wind up in Juvenile Court.
I have just finished reading a very inspiring book by a Connecticut author who fought her way out of the cycle of generation dysfunction abuse. By her own grit and determination she saved herself and her son.

Crawling Out is an autobiography by Casey Morley. She spend 25 years coping with and crawling out of family abuse, Her book chronicles some of this abuse and follows her as she struggles to overcome the negative things she was taught about herself and shed the shame and guilt that were not hers to carry.

As a family lawyer and criminal lawyer I deal with some of these issues with my own clients or even opposing parties. Casey’s book raise my awareness and compassion for these victims. And as a professor at UConn in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies I recommend this book to my students in Family Law.

According to the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence, 60% of emergency visits are due to domestic abuse and 15.5 million children are exposed to it annually   http://www.ctcadv.org/   With better awareness we have the ability to end domestic violence and its ugly legacy to future generations.
Check out Casey’s website at http://www.crawlingout.net

 

To read more good stuff from Attorney Scott please visit http://scottgarverlaw.com/and over to the right click on “Good Stuff ”

Hugs Casey

Ps. I will be speaking at First Congregational Church in Southington, Ct. on Oct 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm.

 

 

Aug 20 2017

Esta Soler: How to End Domestic Violence!!!

I would like to share this video from an email I received from Futures Without Violence because I hope many will take the time to listen to Esta and her message. We will have better tomorrows.

Hugs Casey

Aug 12 2017

CCADV “I Choose” Campaign

The CCADV Mission: Works to improve social conditions and lead, Connecticut’s response to domestic violence through policy, public awareness, technical assistance and training. (http://www.ctcadv.org).
When CCADV newsletter arrives, I am anxious to read what the coalition has been up to. I often take away new statistics and info to share at my speaking events. In this issue they covered State Policy updates, New Series of Campus Safety Trainings, Safe Futures, etc.
This September, once again  I will be attending the Children’s Center Fall Symposium, a day filled with updated information, and great presenters. I am certainly interested in the presentation on how persistent fear and anxiety can affect young children’s learning behavior and health. Today I want to focus on their new Prevention Campaign  “I Choose” they kicked off this past June.
“I Choose” is focusing on engaging boys, and men, to make positive life changes that don’t involve violence. With the right teachers, mentors and tools, boys can delete what they believe about violence being a choice, and rise above it. The important messages: “I choose respect”, “I choose not to normalize violence towards women” and “I choose to take a stand against domestic violence” are heard throughout. Please take a moment to watch this very quick video. Perhaps leave me a message on your thoughts. Thank you

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