This informational booklet was written by Dr. Mable Dunbar, a licensed professional counselor, certified cognitive/behavioral therapist, certified domestic violence counselor, and a crisis intervention specialist. The purpose of this booklet is to:
1. Help make you aware of couples in abusive relations, plus facts on different types of abuse,
2. Share some of the social dynamics and foundational elements that perpetuate domestic violence and abuse in homes,
3. Build on, define and refine policies and procedures that can help our communities appropriately and effectively assist victims as well as perpetrators who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence and abuse,
4. Encourage community members to continuing being positive role models for future generations and advocate for and maintain healthy family systems that can help to prevent the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
Paperback. 21 pages. Copyright 2016.