Diamond in the Dark: Leaving the Shadow of Abuse

A remarkably honest memoir of abuse, lies, and murder. Phyllis Hain's ultimate escape from a life of domestic violence into the role of survivor and advocate is an inspiration for anyone. With frank description and southern humor, Phyllis tackles the best and worst of her life experiences. More

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About Phyllis Hain

Phyllis Hain was born in Alabama and grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida. During twenty-one years of work as a US Navy sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) and a family advocacy educator, she taught well over 20,000 students. Working alongside military and community law enforcement, she helped educate first-responders on how to properly document incidents and how to provide sensitive, effective treatment and support to victims of sexual assault. She responded to hundreds, if not thousands, of victims in crisis—all during a career in which she received hundreds of hours of training in the field of domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and victim intervention, and the correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence. Inspired by interviewing, and responding to, many courageous victims and survivors of abuses, she decided to undergo what turned out to be the multiyear ordeal of writing a memoir about her own tumultuous life as the victim of child abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and spousal abuse.


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