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Domestic Violence: The Impacts of Family Abuse and Trauma

March 7, 2014

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological in nature. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, threaten, blame, or hurt, someone. Domestic violence not only affects those who are abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, and the community at large. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those most seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social, psychological and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life. On the next Line One, Prentiss Pemberton will take a look at the impacts of Domestic Violence. His Guest will be Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director of AWAIC. Tune in to learn more, Monday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m., repeating that same evening at 9:00, on 91.1 FM, KSKA, Anchorage.

Alaska Native Brotherhood grand president Bill Martin speaks during opening remarks of the Prevention Summit sponsored by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Photo by Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau.

Alaska Native Brotherhood grand president Bill Martin speaks during opening remarks of the Prevention Summit sponsored by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Photo by Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton

GUESTS: 

  • Melissa EmmalDeputy Director, AWAIC; Melissa is a life-long Alaskan who has over 10 years of experience working with victims of interpersonal violence. She is currently the Deputy Director at AWAIC, Alaska’s largest provider of domestic violence safe shelter and intervention services. She is responsible for overseeing all AWAIC programs including an Alaska Native safe-home, a transitional housing program, case management and financial assistance programs, court-based legal advocacy, community education and prevention, volunteers, a children’s program, and an emergency shelter. She has provided interpersonal violence training to professionals throughout Alaska as well as nationally and internationally.

LINKS:

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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