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Models for Community Mobilization Prevention Initiatives

Posted on April 14, 2016 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…
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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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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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What make a man abusive

Virtually all the experts who have studied the dynamics of Domestic Violence and abuser personality agree that the goal of the abuser is power and control over his partner. Also, abusive men almost universally deny or minimize the abuse and blame the woman. There are many factors and forces operating at different levels between the…
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