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Doctors' role in the fight against domestic violence

EPISODE 1: Doctors’ Role In The Fight Against Domestic Violence DISCLAIMER: The information presented is intended for general educational purposes only. The listener is advised to consult with a licensed physician and/or attorney regarding his/her specific medical/ legal needs. No physician-patient relationship is created with this podcast. The opinions and ideas expressed are those solely…
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EPISODE 0: Introducing Halt, Help, Heal From Domestic Violence

Adverse Childhood Experiences

The CDC-Kaiser ACE Study The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and ne- glect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being. The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Health Mainte-…
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Guns and domestic violence

Virtually every gun in the United States begins as a legal gun, manufactured legally and  initially sold by a federally licensed gun dealer to an individual who passes a federal back ground check. However, many people with known anger, violence and/or alcohol prob lems can pass a federal background check (Swanson et al. 2015) and…
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Why Should We Care About Domestic Violence?

Two popular myths about domestic violence are that it happens to a certain ‘kind of woman’ and that it happens because of ‘marital problems’. The facts are quite contrary. Domestic violence is not about some woman somewhere getting beaten by an angry, out-of-control man. It is about power and control. It is a process of…
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Bravery is the solution to regret

The Story of Nanda. This is a story of a refugee family who had moved to Rochester 7 years ago. Nanda, has no relatives in USA, does not speak English well, and was working in minimal wage job to support her 3 children (ages 17, 12, 2) and her husband. She had been humiliated, insulted, physically beaten many…
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Models for Community Mobilization Prevention Initiatives

The Community Engagement Initiative: Raise awareness of family violence and establish that it is unacceptable by using local media, participating in community events or speaking at local colleges. Develop network of leaders within the community. Connect community residents to services and outreach programs Make services and institutions accountable to community needs. Change social and community…
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Community Accountability in Domestic Violence

Across the board, irrespective of Religion, Race, Color, Age, Ethnicity, Country and social strata, one out of three women will experience domestic violence during their life time. The only thing that will stop Violence against women is when our communities no longer tolerate it. Mobilizing communities to prevent Domestic Violence would need to engage communities…
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A Handcuff Called ‘Love’

A Handcuff Called Love Showing love and care for another human being in gentle and enduring ways is tough business. Since love is a feeling, an emotion, a commitment with no manual, it can become a gift or a punishment. Love is complex with invisible, and sometimes unfathomable, motives. Behind love is hidden a whole…
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