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CASA OF NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN EVENTS

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Characteristics of domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV)), include behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish, or force them to behave in ways they do not want, including physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, family and domestic violence is a common problem in the United States, affecting more than 10 million people each year. And the impact on children is astounding. Children who witness and experience domestic violence are at an increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, aggressive behavior, anxiety, impaired development, difficulty interacting with peers, academic problems, and may have a higher incidence of substance abuse.

The issue of domestic violence is not an easy subject to talk about, nor is it always easy to recognize. It may be difficult for adults to witness and/or discuss, let alone children and youth who may have to be separated from the only family they’ve known because of being victims of domestic violence themselves. Some people may think “it’s none of my business” or “I don’t want to get involved” but when children and youth are exposed to it, domestic violence becomes everyone’s business.

Everyday I am thankful for National CASA/GAL’s network of 93,000 volunteer advocates who lend their voice to help more than 242,000 children and youth achieve a safe and permanent home. Equipped with 30 hours of preservice training, CASA/GAL volunteers assist judges in determining what’s in the best interest of children and youth in the child welfare system by providing best interest advocacy. They support children, youth and families by making recommendations for services and community resources and providing strategies to maintain or reunify the family with safety as the priority.
If you want to be part of a movement that supports children in situations like this and be a voice for children contact Kelly at kelly@alabamacasa.org to register for our next training!
#beavoice
#speakup
#advocate
Www.casaofnorthsandmountain.org
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Characteristics of domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV)), include behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish, or force them to behave in ways they do not want, including physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. 

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, family and domestic violence is a common problem in the United States, affecting more than 10 million people each year. And the impact on children is astounding. Children who witness and experience domestic violence are at an increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, aggressive behavior, anxiety, impaired development, difficulty interacting with peers, academic problems, and may have a higher incidence of substance abuse.

The issue of domestic violence is not an easy subject to talk about, nor is it always easy to recognize. It may be difficult for adults to witness and/or discuss, let alone children and youth who may have to be separated from the only family they’ve known because of being victims of domestic violence themselves. Some people may think “it’s none of my business” or “I don’t want to get involved” but when children and youth are exposed to it, domestic violence becomes everyone’s business.

Everyday I am thankful for National CASA/GAL’s network of 93,000 volunteer advocates who lend their voice to help more than 242,000 children and youth achieve a safe and permanent home. Equipped with 30 hours of preservice training, CASA/GAL volunteers assist judges in determining what’s in the best interest of children and youth in the child welfare system by providing best interest advocacy. They support children, youth and families by making recommendations for services and community resources and providing strategies to maintain or reunify the family with safety as the priority. 
If you want to be part of a movement that supports children in situations like this and be a voice for children contact Kelly at kelly@alabamacasa.org to register for our next training! 
#beavoice
#speakup
#advocate
Www.casaofnorthsandmountain.org
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