Category Archive: Overcoming Abuse

Jul 12 2014

Casey Morley Pens Personal Story of Abuse to Help Other Victims Heal (Press Release)

Casey Morley pens personal story of abuse to help other victims heal. Southington, Conn. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Safe Horizon, the largest victim’s advocacy group in the United States, estimates that more than three million children witness domestic violence and abuse in their homes. Without help, the advocacy group states, girls in particular are more vulnerable to …

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Jun 11 2014

A Grand Evening with the Governor

And a Grand Evening It Was …. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence held a spring reception at Governor Malloy’s Residence on June 10th 2014. The reception was to raise funds to support the organization’s statewide work to strengthen Connecticut’s response to victims of domestic violence. We arrived a little early to find at least 15 …

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Jun 01 2014

Abuse Awareness

  Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that …

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Apr 13 2014

Local Author Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence by Brittany Knowles

Brittany Knowles is today’s guest blogger. She is a college student who wrote such a beautiful article for her journalism class, we just had to share it ….. Casey shared with me that it has been seven years since she first sat down at her kitchen table with her legal pad and pen. She had …

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Mar 15 2014

No More Excuses

NO MORE: Excuses for Inaction More than 40 celebrities and public figures appear in the ads, which are designed specifically to urge bystanders to get involved. In the previous post you can watch the video of this great No More campaign. Below are some examples of the excuses for inaction that the No More campaign …

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Mar 10 2014

How Abusers Exercise Control & Power Over Victims

How Physical and Sexual Abusers Exercise POWER & CONTROL Over Their Victims Those who have never suffered from abuse have difficulty understanding why victims stay in abusive relationships/situations. If you’ve never experienced it, you can’t possibly know what victims go through. So often people will ask questions like, “why didn’t she leave him?” If only it …

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Feb 01 2014

Join The White Ribbon Campaign

Join The White Ribbon Campaign On average, more than three women die as a result of domestic violence EVERY DAY (Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Date Brief).  Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted (U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey). In response to this violence, The Center for Women and …

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Jan 19 2014

Advice From a Friend

I am always so grateful when my readers take the time to comment on my posts and share their experiences. After all, that is what blogging is all about …. conversation (the 2-way kind). I just had to share this comment that I received recently from a friend because she was so kind to offer …

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Dec 20 2013

Thank You Friends and Neighbors

As I shared in one of my earlier posts, October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I thought this would be a great time to share my soon-to-be-published book, Crawling Out, the story of my own journey of overcoming a life filled with domestic abuse. You see, after pondering the alarming statistics on the many domestic …

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Nov 05 2013

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence …. One Blog Post at a Time

Many wonderful people came to visit my booth during the Apple Harvest Festival in Southington, CT this past October. I was thrilled that so many people eagerly took the opportunity to order copies of my soon-to-be-published book, Crawling Out. Since October was Domestic Violence awareness month, I took part in the CUT IT OUT “Give …

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Oct 12 2013

Abuse No More

To honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month Casey created this video. Be sure to post a comment below and let us know what you think…..       Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in my my book,Crawling Out, due to be published soon. …

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Apr 04 2013

Domestic Violence−Please Help

In a previous post, I shared my connection as a salon professional to a national campaign called Cut It Out, Salons Against Domestic Violence. As I was checking out their resource page, at, I discovered the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence [CCADV] right here in Wethersfield, Connecticut. CCADV is the recognized leading voice for …

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Mar 24 2013

Help Us “Cut Out” Domestic Violence

Help Us Cut it Out As a survivor of many forms of abuse, I think the following information is important to share. I have been a member of the National Cosmetology Association, now the Professional Beauty Association, since 1986. I would like to introduce you to our connection to a national program called Cut It Out−Salons Against Domestic …

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Jan 30 2013

What You Think About, You Bring About

My friends, family, and clients will tell you I have used this phrase for years. It has almost become my middle name. Casey What You Think About, You Bring About Morley, I have to chuckle when I think of all the times I’ve gently slipped these words into a conversation with someone who is sharing …

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Dec 04 2012

Part of My Journey

My journey of crawling out from a life of abuse continued with a homework assignment I received. The assignment: to consider what I wanted and to put it on paper. I sat quietly one day with a pad and pen. “Breathe,” I told myself. “Breathe again.”  I tried hard to settle myself down and to quiet my mind. …

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