What's wrong with my child?
Over 80% of parents believe that they would know if their
child was being abused in a dating relationship.
Almost 60% of these parents are wrong.
And for the parents who do get it right,
it's not enough to deal with it after the fact.
We need to abuse-proof our children.
Bottom line: We need to reach the kids on this.
A battered woman comes to you for help.
Do you know what to do?
We offer the abuser counseling. And Anger Management.
And Batterer Intervention Programs. We invest an extraordinary amount of time and money trying to understand him, yet the answers we've come up with so far haven't been very effective.
Stop reading right now, and do a slow count to nine.
At nine seconds, another woman has been beaten.
By this time tomorrow, three more will be dead at the hands of an abuser.
And the kids are watching as all of this happens - at the rate of five million every year. What are they learning?
Obviously, we need to invest our resources more wisely.