One of every three women has suffered abuse by a spouse or partner, according to statistics published by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The number is lower for men, hovering around 25%, or one in four. Still, that our American culture that allows domestic violence to occur and continue is alarming.
We need people who will stand up and provide help for the individual victims of abuse, not with words and protest signs, not with legislation. Those things are helpful, but make little real difference to the woman whose nose and cheekbone have been shattered, or whose face has been burned with acid.
People coming out of an abusive situation need positive, individualized action on their behalf.
Rebuilding from the Ruins
Dr. Benjamin Stong, in conjunction with the National Domestic Violence Project, is committed to providing the medical help necessary for victims of abuse. He recognizes that many victims are not financially able to have their injuries treated or corrected.
Receiving medical treatment will not only help the physical body heal, but is also an important step in helping the mind and spirit recover from the psychological effects of violence and abuse.
Make A Difference
Trauma can destroy a face, destroy a body, or even destroy a mind. Whether injury from disease, deployment, or domestic abuse, the effects of trauma shatters the lives of those connected to it.
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