Violence at home

Violence at home

Domestic violence is more than black eyes and bruises: verbal, emotional and psychological abuse, sexual abuse, even financial abuse can leave scars just as deep. In the three-part series "Violence at Home," reporter Tara Bradbury examines what domestic abuse is and how prevalent it is in our community, what is being done about it, and what services are available for both victims and abusers.

Dealing with domestic violence must be a collaborative effort, says RNC Chief Bob Johnson. Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

Getting out

December 16, 2011 - 1 h 30

"Their self-esteem is at an all-time low, and emotionally they're distraught," she says of the typical woman who seeks shelter at Iris Kirby House. It's more than shelter they receive there, though...

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Beating Anger

December 19, 2011 - 1 h 30

Chris, in his early 40s, admits he was physically violent towards his partner on a few occasions. A former alcoholic, there were times when that disease, combined with jealousy and irritability, resulted...

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