Local Resident Gives Back To The Community To Prevent Domestic Violence
Do you know of someone who is in a domestic violence situation? The reality is we all know someone living in domestic violence whether we know it or not. No matter how extreme, the woman or man being abused may not even know they need help, which makes it difficult to offer help.
Since escaping the violence, Susan Hamlin, whose husband was convicted in the “Hamlin torture trial”, has looked for a way to give back to the community. Not only has she volunteered for the Center for Violence-Free Relationships and speaks quite often, she has now written a workbook to help family and friends of those living in violence understand the victim’s mindset and identify ways to safely offer help.
More importantly, Susan is taking the extra step to give back, by donating a portion of proceeds of her book sales to the Center for Violence-Free Relationships located in El Dorado Hills, California.
Susan Hamlin’s new book, A Guide for Family and Friends of Someone Living in Domestic Violence – From a Survivor’s Perspective (e-Book), is a mini account of Susan’s story complete with a workbook in the back. Susan has been featured internationally on the Discovery Channel, ABC Primetime, as well as many local media outlets. The book is available at mcompublishing.com and on Amazon Kindle, and is an amazing insight into the thought process of someone living in violence and offers tips to those standing by someone they love who is enduring abuse.
Purchasing this book is also a great way to support an organization that is doing great work to end domestic violence and give back to the community. “I don’t want my family lived through to have been for nothing. I want to help spread the word about domestic violence and give back to my community.” said Susan Hamlin, author of A Guide for Family and Friends of Someone Living in Domestic Violence – From a Survivors Perspective. “The dame that results from domestic violence runs deep and lasts a lifetime. The violence does not have to be directed at the children to do lasting damage, and the sooner they can get out of the environment the better. I am making it my mission to spread this message.”
Hamlin is a graduate from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and practiced Municipal law for many years. Susan helped create a Survivors Advisory Council and volunteers and speaks often for the Center for Violence-Free Relationships in El Dorado Hills. Susan’s story has been featured on the Discovery Channel in Canada and the United States, as well as ABC Primetime. Local media dubbed the story as the “Hamlin torture trials”. Susan speaks regularly to different groups such as Sacramento State, Folsom Community College, law enforcement training and other community groups. She serves as a board member for WIN (Women In Networking), volunteers for CASA as a Capital Leadership Founding member; is a member of the Board of the El Dorado County Bar Association, and is on the Board for SPEAR, a teen suicide prevention for non-profit.