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President's Message October/November 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - By President Valerie Briggs Bargas

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part

of a systemic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats and emotional abuse.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently reported that one in three women in the United States has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This could be your mother, your sister, your daughter, your friend. Domestic violence cuts across all socioeconomic lines, affecting rich, poor, black, white, young and old.

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