Are You Aware of Abused Women and Children?

June 12, 2009 at 5:17 am Leave a comment

June 11 is Abused Women and Children Awareness Day.
Why? Because the fact is that one of every four women in America is injured or assaulted by her spouse or partner, and more than 1400 women will lose their lives to domestic violence this year. Now think about the children of these women, many of whom are also directly abused but all of whom are indirectly and traumatically affected by witnessing the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of their mothers, step-mothers, aunts, older sisters, grandmothers.
Abusive partners can be very attentive or charming, or otherwise “nice” people from every socioeconomic and racial sector, but they usually have a very unhealthy need for control.
If you or someone you care about may be suffering from an abusive or controlling relationship or in a family where domestic violence occurs, there are many people out here who have walked this path and can offer support, guidance, information to you.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for more information.

Calling can connect you or your friend or loved one to someone who can point you toward a way out of the pain and into safety and care.
At Girls Circle, we are grateful for the thousands of service providers, volunteers, professionals, students, and families that work every day offering safety, shelter, friendship, skill building, and empowerment through education and opportunity to abused women and children .
We’re also sincerely grateful for the hundreds of men and women working as facilitators of programs like Boys Council that challenge unhealthy masculinity concepts and foster healthy male development.

Empowering women and children ultimately restores well being for all boys and girls, men and women.

Take Care!

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