October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nationally it is estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic partner abuse in her lifetime.
 


This is an appalling statistic particularly when you factor in the collateral damage inflicted on children who often are witness to the abuse and worse wind up on the receiving end more often than not. An abuser is as likely to extend his behavior to include his children even household pets in an escalating cycle of violence and abuse all design...


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