Then, carve out a time during the week to practice together.Research suggests working together to learn a new skill can actually tighten your bond....(Rick Hartford / Hartford Courant) West Hartford resident Adrienne Doughty recalls the summer night in the family camper when her then-husband hurled an object at her that whipped past head before shattering a window.The sound of broken glass brought a neighbor running.Stock up and learn how to make drinks yourselves — and then every night can be a night at the cocktail bar.Women and men dance at the Legislative Office Building in 2013 during One Billion Rising, a global event calling on women and men to speak out against violence to women.“You cannot recover alone.”Perhaps that message is catching on.In the last fiscal year, 29,290 victims sought counseling from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 18 member organizations, a 30 percent increase over FY 2016. In the past decade, Connecticut has averaged 13 intimate partner homicides per year, according to records from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Our goal is to ensure everyone knows help is available and how to reach a trained domestic violence advocate which is crucial when addressing intimate partner violence.” United Services, Inc.UNITED SERVICES MARKS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH WITH COMMUNITY OUTREACH Windham County, CT – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an issue that remains prevalent in Northeast Connecticut communities; yet is often ignored and many times misunderstood due to its complexities.This year alone there have been 9 intimate partner homicides in Connecticut, while Domestic Violence emergency shelter beds remain full throughout the state.They’re developing a mobile app aimed at improving decision-making for mothers and daughters exposed to domestic violence.The app will display graphic novellas accessed via a video game, through which users choose a character they relate to, and subsequently pick behaviors that result in either positive or negative consequences.“Female adolescents affected by violence in their homes are vulnerable to unwittingly accepting a negative cycle that can have widespread influence on the health and well-being of women across generations,” Kershaw said.: Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Omilian’s Thriver Zone Haven Domestic Violence Serviceshttps:// Connecticut Domestic Violence Help, Shelters, Services by Communityhttps://Despite a number of prevention initiatives and models that have been tested and found to be effective, Jarmoc acknowledges that the problem persists.“At the end of the day, it doesn’t feel like it’s going away or getting better,” said Jarmoc, who has devoted her career to combating IPV. Jarmoc says that, compared to 40 years ago, advocates and providers know much better how to identify risk factors of domestic violence and how to work with survivors to keep them safe.“Hopefully, in another few decades, we will begin to see a cultural shift that everyone is working hard to achieve. In the meantime, some promising efforts throughout the state — involving teen leaders, innovative partnerships, and technology — seek to hasten that shift.In 2007, a group of forward-thinking high school students involved in Norwalk’s Center for Youth Leadership took the opportunity to advocate for questions on teen dating violence to be expanded in the survey.“They had the courage to come to the survey planning committee and say, ‘We see this unhealthy behavior in our peer group,’” said Celeste Jorge, coordinator of the Connecticut high school survey. In the 2015 survey, the percentage of Connecticut high school students who responded in the affirmative to these questions were 7.8 percent, 8 percent, and 11.5 percent, respectively.“I think any rate above zero at this age group is concerning,” Jorge said.Subsequently, the following questions about teen dating violence are now included in the statewide survey: Were you ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse? New and pending strategies aimed at increasing awareness and prevention of teen IPV attempt to meet this demographic where they are: on their mobile devices.Take a cue from your childhood and play Mad Libs, using inside jokes that you know will have the other one in stitches.For something a little less G-rated, try the adult version of the classic party game, available at the i Tunes store.