Let's Talk About It: Domestic violence: 'Those people' are us

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By Sentinel Standard on 10/28/2016

"...As October draws to a close, so does Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But the work against this public health epidemic that impacts 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men continues. Every nine seconds, a woman in America is assaulted or beaten, which makes intimate partner violence “the single greatest cause of injury to women,” according to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). Its victims are in plain sight, and yet they are invisible to most of us. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20161028/lets-talk-about-it-domestic-violence-those-people-are-us

Raising awareness of elder abuse

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By Itemonline on 11/07/2016

"...While Pop was fortunate, many elderly are not. They suffer in silence, the victims of elder abuse, most commonly preyed upon by their loved ones. Elder abuse takes many forms, but the vast majority of cases involve adult children taking advantage of their frail parents. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.itemonline.com/opinion/columns/raising-awareness-of-elder-abuse/article_6eac0540-68ef-5527-a376-a2e3f87d3f77.html

How to recognize domestic violence

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By The Tribune on 10/25/2016

"...Domestic violence is pervasive. According to statistics compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 20 Americans are physically abused by intimate partners every minute, equating to more than 10 million men and women each year. One out of every 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical intimate partner violence within their lifetimes. The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year. ..."

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