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By Guest Editorial Teresa Clyne
Programs for Peaceful Living 

Let's focus on action to stop domestic violence


October 9, 2019

Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) is often a time where communities come together to mourn, honor, and speak out about lives lost due to domestic violence. DV affects all races, cultures, ages, genders and socio-economic classes. Anyone can be a victim: men, women, parents, significant others, roommates, the elderly, children, teens, and even pets. The effects of DV are insidious and could be dangerous.

Domestic Violence isn’t only about physical abuse, it includes name calling, screaming, coercion, making the victim feel like they caused the problem or like they are going crazy (gas-lighting is a favorite technique that some abusers use to achieve this response); also using money,...

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