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Ending Domestic Violence

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The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This evolved from the "Day of Unity" in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death.

Domestic violence does not only happen to women, men can also be abused. There are different types of abuse: physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, financial and sexual. Children that witness domestic violence also can have a long term affect. There is a cycle of abuse. Many individuals also stay in their abusive relationship for different reasons. Help however is available. If you are someone you know is in an abusive relationship call 800 799-7233.

Join myself and Janice Freeman author of "She Got Up" as we discuss this sensitive topic. To join in on the conversation call 516 387-1914. I want to hear your thoughts.

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