August 6, 2008 · 1 Comment
Susan Murphy Milano
I had the great fortune to speak by phone today with family violence victim advocate and abusive relationship safety strategist Susan Murphy Milano, the highly-respected author of “Defending Our Lives,” Getting Away from Domestic Violence & Staying Safe plus “Moving Out Moving On,” When A Relationship Goes Wrong.
Since Susan and I belong to the same club of witnessing the deaths of our parents, we are interested in helping each other and learning from one another to advance our mutual cause.
Since 1990 Susan has been a tireless family violence educator and advocate for victims, helping to bring domestic violence issues to the forefront across Illinois. She was instrumental in the passage of the 1993 Illinois anti-stalking law and has constantly argued for the rights of battered women and children, through legislation and media interviews.
Susan’s quest for justice began In January of 1989 when Susan’s father, a Chicago Violent Crimes Detective, murdered her mother and then took his own life. That very night, after discovering their bodies, she vowed to change the way society viewed domestic violence and broken relationships.
Her comments and opinions have been trumpeted across the pages of newspapers, magazines, radio and television, including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Radio, ABC’s 20/20, CBS 48 Hours, Nightline, CNN, Sunday Today Show Profile, Women’s Day, Family Circle Magazine, U.S. News and World Report to name only a few.
Susan is currently the host of her own BlogTalkRadio show on the War On Crime radio channel, and is developing a new program with a police officer and sex offender expert from California.
I’d encourage you to learn more about her and read her excellent blog at Susan Murphy Milano’s Journal.