By Victoria Rose, DV Survivor and DAP Client
Hello everyone, I’m Victoria Rose, a local author in Delaware County. I’d like to introduce myself to you as well as my latest publication, One Testimony at a Time. This book was written as a part of my healing process from an assault that took place in my home, as well as many abusive experiences from a past relationship. My novel was written using different characters and their experiences, and each category of abuse follows the Power and Control Wheel. I’ve also used relatable stories of the self-love, healing, and recovery process that I followed on my path. This is the path that gave me the final chapter of knowledge to discover once and for all who I truly am.
Embracing myself. Liking myself. Creating a protective boundary around myself. And finally sharing the authentic me with the entire world.
After receiving extensive therapy from the counseling team at the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, I was able to recognize and pinpoint my behavioral patterns, and redirect them to form a new healthy path for all relationships. I also received assistance from DAP with obtaining a restraining order against the man who assaulted me and written materials to educate myself with on a regular basis about safety and healing.
I decided that the final piece of my healing should be through sharing these experiences to help others heal. My experience with DAP’s legal team was extremely supportive and reassuring. Appearing in court can be anxiety inducing. All procedures were explained to me in advance, including what to expect before and after court. They also invited a counselor to stay with me for emotional support. Having this support gave me the encouragement and courage to protect myself through obtaining the PFA.
Being an author and advocate for autism awareness fueled me with the desire to advocate and educate for a new cause, a cause that I am now just as passionate about as autism awareness: domestic abuse.
I am honored to give back to the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County in any way that I can for all the free support and resources they provided me.
If you need help, please do not hesitate to reach out. The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County is a safe place. You can start over in one moment’s notice. Start now.
You can follow me on Facebook for correspondence as well as my You Tube channel, Victoria Rose. New videos will be posted every week. You can email me at [email protected].