By, Norma J. Goodwin, M.D., Founder and President
Although the headlines last month were all about NFL star players and domestic violence, October is actually Domestic Awareness Violence Month. Check out the four blog posts we published last month related to increasing awareness about domestic violence as a major health problem – physically, mentally and spiritually. Links to each post and excerpts from them follow.
- Domestic and Partner Violence: Much More than an NFL Headline Story Because of the videotaped abusive actions of Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens star running back toward Janay Palmer, now his wife, as well as various incidents of domestic violence by other professional football stars that have been recently reported, we at Health Power decided to share previously published real life day-to-day information about domestic or partner violence on our website and blog. More
- Checklist on Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence by Health Power Even if you have never experience or observed domestic violence, you may be able to help someone who is experiencing it. Also, since domestic violence can be mentally and spiritually damaging as well as physically, our Checklist on Domestic Violence below might prove helpful if it applies to you or someone you know. More
- Domestic or Partner Violence Prevention Tips by Health Power #Violence (abusive behavior) has become so prevalent that it’s hard to know where to start. While October is National #DomesticViolence Awareness Month, because of the current headline news related to the #NFL’s handling of abusive partner behavior by Ray Rice and several other professional football players, we are sharing key information on this common and very damaging problem now. That’s because the issue needs serious focus and discussion beyond sensational news coverage. More
- #Violence AgaOn March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. This Act strengthens the prior Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with increased protections for Native American women and other women previously not protected. During the signing ceremony, the President emphasized, Tribal governments have an inherent right to protect their people, and all women deserve the right to live free from fear. And that is what today is all about.