Saturday, March 24, 2007

If You Aren't Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem.

New committee aims to educate about domestic abuse Author: Mary Riley

It's about all of us as a community getting involved, to protect these women and children. A new program aimed at helping the public recognize domestic abuse can be described in simple terms: If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

The Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton domestic violence co-ordinating committee is introducing two new initiatives to help abused women and children.The committee is made up of agencies from the justice, health and social service sectors that work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.

"To the Public, It's the agencies and the victim sorting through the problem. People don't understand if (abuse) has never been a part of their lives."

...many people who are aware of an abusive situation are reluctant to intervene, because of fear or a belief is "none of their business."

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