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Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in an intimate relationship where one partner tries to control and dominate the other. The behavior may be verbally, psychologically, physically or sexually abusive. Assaulting, threatening or stalking an intimate partner is a crime in the state of Connecticut.
This workshop will help childcare providers identify signs of domestic violence, abuse or unhealthy relationships in the child’s home, the impact and what they can do. It is also a way for parents/guardians, providers or community members to learn more about the issues around domestic violence/abuse situations and the resources available to help their friends, coworkers, family members or themselves.
Presented by Tyshaunda Wiley, MPH, the Prevention Coordinator at Prudence Crandall Center.
Why is topic this important?
Don't think it happens here? Last year to date, the Prudence Crandall Center worked with 414 clients in Southington through all their services including counseling/support, victim advocacy, civil legal, criminal justice, safety planning, information provided, referrals, and emergency shelter.
- Over 15 million children witness domestic violence each year in the United States.
- A 2005 Michigan Study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often and having frequent headaches or stomachaches.
- Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30%-60%).
- Fifteen percent of teens who have been in a relationship report having been hit, slapped or pushed by their boyfriend or girlfriend.
- 1 in 4 women have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their life.
- Nearly ½ of all women in the U.S. have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner during their lifetime, such as name-calling and humiliation.
- Statistics from: CT Coalition against Domestic Violence
Free childcare is available if requested during registration. Certificates of attendance will be provided to childcare providers.
Doors open at 6:00, the presentation starts at 6:30 pm.
Hosted by The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington and The Prudence Crandell Center
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The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington
The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is a group of committed educators, parents, healthcare providers, childcare providers, and members of the community at large who are deeply invested in the growth, development and academic success of young children in Southington, CT. The ECCS has as its mission that "all Southington children will enter school ready to learn."