Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Violence is taking a toll on the health of our country. Major events, like school shootings, bomb attacks and allegations of unnecessary police brutality, captivate our attention. But violence occurs every day — sometimes in public, but more often in private between people who know each other.

Violence comes in many forms — physical, sexual, emotional and psychological — and among families, gangs, elders, youth and spouses or domestic partners. Of course, the effects are devastating. Victims of violence may experience not only physical injury but also post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, difficulties in school, and problems with substance abuse and delinquency.


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