What Even Is...?

What Even Is Domestic Violence? with ATASK Clinical Manager Joyce Kao

July 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 20
What Even Is...?
What Even Is Domestic Violence? with ATASK Clinical Manager Joyce Kao
Show Notes

In this episode, host Donna Truong speaks with Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) Clinical Manager Joyce Kao. In the discussion, they talk about:

  • How is domestic violence defined
  • Red flags in partners to avoid
  • Why is it hard for some domestic violence survivors to leave
  • How to help someone who you think may be experiencing domestic violence
  • How does a survivor get help
  • And more.

Joyce Kao earned her Master's degree in Social Work at Springfield College. She worked as a social worker at the Garden of Hope in Taiwan with domestic violence survivors. When she moved to the United States, she started working at ATASK as a Chinese Advocate/Case Manager and was promoted to her current position as Clinical Manager of the Asian Shelter and Advocacy Programs at ATASK.

ATASK is a nonprofit organization that serves pan-Asian domestic violence survivors and provides services in Greater Boston and the Greater Lowell communities and limited services to other towns and cities in Massachusetts and New England.

To check out their services, visit their website www.atask.org.

To help out the ATASK organization, gift them something from their Amazon wishlist, which you can find here.

If you're experiencing domestic violence and ATASK does not suit your needs, you can also contact the National Domestic Violence hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

If you cannot speak safely, you can online chat at www.thehotline.org.

A huge thank you to Joseph McDade for letting us use his song Elevation as his theme song!

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