Domestic violence is a sad reality in nearly every community. But there are ways to decrease the number of cases of neglect and abuse, increase reporting of existing abuse, and support the victims:
The Appalachian Violence Outreach Network serves women in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe counties who have survived interpersonal violence or traumatic stress.
Hardin County’s Advocacy and Support Center is a combination rape crisis and child advocacy center that helps victims of violence get a new start in life through crisis counseling, information and referral services, medical support, therapy, victim advocacy, community education, training, and consultation.
This edition of The CommonHealth of Kentucky also spotlights efforts by schools—and parents—to prevent sexual abuse and eliminate bullying.