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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Education is Key to Awareness and Prevention.
The 24-hour toll-free hotline to report domestic violence in CT is 888-774-2900. Confidential assistance is available, free of charge.
The Regional Center for Domestic Violence Services will hold a conference on “The Lethality of Domestic Violence” on October 19 in New Haven. Get more information here:
SADLY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFTEN STARTS VERY EARLY IN THE HOME. IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT FOR TEENS AND EVEN ADULTS TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BECAUSE IT IS ALL THEY HAVE EVER KNOWN; THEREFORE, IT IS THEIR WAY OF LIFE. PARENTS WHO BATTER THEIR CHILDREN ARE TEACHING A DANGEROUS LESSON. THERE IS A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISCIPLINE AND ABUSE!
WE HAVE LINKED SOME NATIONAL RESOURCES BELOW TO HELP PARENTS START CONVERSATIONS WITH THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT DOMESTIC / DATING VIOLENCE.
Talk with your teen about dating violence
Chicago Tribune, Sue Hubbard, M.D., 09/11/2012
It's a frightening number. According to a new survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women say they are violently attacked by their intimate partner. As a pediatrician, I often talk with teenaged patients about dating abuse. My best advice to parents is to do the same. Your teen no doubt remembers all too well the headlines about pop star Rihanna and (then) boyfriend, Chris Brown's, dating rage. This Page 1story filtered through the halls of every middle school, high school and college. The unfortunate truth is that dating violence surrounds young people and affects everyone around them. The numbers are especially bad in the teen age group: One in three teenagers say they know a friend or peer who's been hit, punched, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner. This startling statistic is what is "reported." I can't help but wonder how many cases go unreported and remain whispers among friends?
READ THE MORE EXTENSIVE ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW.
For more information, contact the National Teen Dating Violence Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474.
Dr. Sue Hubbard is a nationally known pediatrician and co-host of "The Kid's Doctor" radio show. Submit questions at http://www.kidsdr.com
OneWorld Progressive Institute has done comprehensive community education programs about Domestic Violence. Clips from each program can be found at these links:
PLEASE - TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE
LOVE IS RESPECT - BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE –NATIONAL DATING ABUSE HELPLINE
1 – 866 -331 -9474 OR 1-866- 331-8453 TTY
Helpful tips for parents:
Helpful Hints and Starter Questions in this BLOG are taken from the Michigan.Gov web site at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Talking_To_Your_Teen_About_D...