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Break the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Break the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Yanely Luna, Editor-in-Chief

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Domestic Violence is a difficult subject to discuss, and often times victims feel afraid to speak up about it.

Because domestic violence victims feel that their experiences are not severe enough to report to the police, statistics have not been gathered until recently. Statistics are also difficult to gather on domestic violence since there is little information about specific incidents of domestic violence. The abuse may happen too often for the victim to be able to recount incidents.

However, the scarce statistics do not mean that the incidents do not happen. According to NCADV, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of violence by a partner.

October is considered Domestic Violence Awareness month, and now is the time to speak up about the matter. Signs of abuse can include possessiveness, verbal abuse, extreme jealousy, a bad temper, forced sex, and harassment.

Anyone who notices any of these signs in a partner or others, the National Domestic Violence Hotline for anonymous help is 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224.

For more information, visit https://ncadv.org/.

All information found from the House of Commons of England and Wales and NCADV.

About the Writer
Yanely Luna, Editor-in-Chief

My name is Yanely, and I am an 18 year-old senior at CCHS. This is my second year on The Coffee Press staff.  I’m involved in Interact Club, Beta Club,...

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One Response to “Break the Silence: Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

  1. John Jiler on November 28th, 2018 1:41 pm

    THE NOTORIOUS NINETEEN
    Dear Editor;
    Autumn is deepening, and seniors are thinking harder and harder about their next step. For many of us, your generation is the hope of the future. The Parkland high school shootings galvanized young people across the nation to passionately advocate for common sense gun laws. Now, as your attention turns to college, we want to turn our admiration into action.
    With the help of the Brady Center, the new Gabby Giffords consortium, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, we’re reaching out to high school journalists across the country with our list of the NOTORIOUS NINETEEN—the states with dangerous, inadequate gun laws. Many of them condone the open carry of weapons on college campuses, but even those who don’t have encouraged or tolerated a state-wide lawless and violent culture. Our mission is to make these states known to high school seniors, whom we encourage NOT to apply to college in:
    ALABAMA, ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, IDAHO, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NORTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS, UTAH, WEST VIRGINIA, or WYOMING.
    We’ll be following up with letters to college presidents, Governors and legislators of the “Notorious Nineteen.” If they’re curious why their state-wide college applications are down this year, we’ll be happy to tell them!
    Thank you for considering the publication of this letter in your newspaper. This is how the world changes. Good luck throughout senior year…… and beyond!
    Best,
    John Jiler,
    Coordinator,
    Committee for Scholastic Action On Guns

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