The COVID 19 pandemic has required many in our region to spend more time at home with family. But what does this look like for those families impacted by domestic violence? Joanne Alcantara, the Executive Director of API Chaya offers perspective and resources to keep families safe during this time.
This series is shared in observance of 16 days of activism, a United Nations campaign which started on November 25th, 2017 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends this weekend, December 10th, 2017, on Human Rights Day.
This series focuses on the impact of domestic violence on the child.
KBCS’s K.D. Hall speaks with Dr. Tracee Parker, from Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence. Dr. Parker is a domestic violence expert who also formerly ran the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program.
Hall also interviewed Shawn Carter, Ingraham High School football coach, who shares his experience of growing up witnessing domestic violence in his household.
This six-part series focuses on how children coping with the trauma of witnessing abuse, deal with the impact as they transition into adulthood.
The first major global review of violence against women was released earlier this month by The World Health Organization. It found that about a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.
Here in Washington, 755 people have died in domestic violence fatalities since 1997. Programs say the demand for domestic violence services is increasing, but budgets for them are being cut.
Today, we talk about domestic violence. How do we identify it? How can we help our loved ones if they reach out to us, and how do we prevent violence in the home?
- Trese Todd, Co-founder of the Thriver’s Action Group, a non-profit organization for survivor and thrivers of domestic violence to increase awareness of domestic violence
- Jake Fawcett, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Coordinator for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Kate Wedge, Co-Chair of the Refuse To Abuse 5K at Safeco Field along with her husband, Eric Wedge, Manager of the Seattle Mariners.
Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130628_Domestic Violence