Helping Families Address Abuse |CITY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-05-25 00:17.
Once a month, staff conduct an educational session for families who believe they may have a loved one that is experiencing domestic abuse. Victim advocates provide information and advice on how to intervene in a way that is helpful and supportive to victims. Additionally, staff provides training and consultation for employers on how to recognize and address domestic violence affecting the workplace. All of which are designed to keep people safe and to identify domestic violence cases before another tragedy occurs.
In the recent deaths of Leanne Paulsen of Carmel and Nupur Srivastava of Indianapolis, both of which resulted in murder charges, there's a common denominator: Family members suspected something was wrong and were not sure how to help. One of the things we have learned from victims is that sometimes family, friends and co-workers unwittingly add to their difficult situation. The subtle blaming and judging of the victim that sometimes occurs adds to the victim's shame forcing them further into isolation -- making them all the more vulnerable. Other times, family and friends do not feel comfortable in broaching the subject directly and keep their suspicions and concerns to themselves.
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