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in Jackson, which offers shelter, advocacy and services for domestic and sexual violence survivors. ”People don’t understand that going back is behavior born of domestic or dating abuse – intentional, controlling and aggressive acts perpetuated by manipulative men or women – and it affects more than married or cohabitating adults. 21 and police believe he killed her and dumped her body in the Portage River near Wooster Road in Leoni Township. 22 in the home he shared with his parents on Seymour Road.It was the worst possible conclusion to a too-common story.“These tragedies happen more and more,” Mayer said. ” said Williams, who does presentations at the Martin Luther King Jr. AWARE staff members also speak at area schools whenever they are asked. Williams rarely talks to a group of students without someone raising his or her hand and giving her an example of abuse.Call the Michigan Family Violence Prevention Helpline at 800-996-6228. “They are always asking the question ‘Why did she stay? 21 or 22 of multiple stab wounds believed to have been inflicted by her former boyfriend, Nicholas Jackson, an 18-year-old who had badly beaten her less than three months before her death.’ and that is the wrong question,” said Rebecca Mayer, executive director of AWARE Inc. Jackson was on probation for domestic violence and was to begin a jail term Dec. They had a final rendezvous, despite a court order that prohibited their contact, on Dec.Date rape accounts for almost 70 percent of the sexual assaults reported by adolescent and college-age women; 38 percent of those women are between 14 and 17 years old.Sexual assault victims experience more anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide than non-victims.
She graduated last spring and was going to Jackson College with hopes of being a social worker.
Intimate partner violence is so serious the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classify it as an epidemic. staff; “Teenage relationships abuse, a parent’s guide to violence and abuse in teenage relationships,” a publication of the United Kingdom’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children AWARE Inc., which offers shelter, support and other services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence, has a 24-hour crisis hotline, 517-783-2861.
For information about the agency’s Teen Club, which meets Mondays at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Recreation Center, 1107 Adrian St., or its Kids Club, aimed at children ages 6 to 12 who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence, contact Angela Mc Creary at 517-783-1638, ext. Have a question or wish someone would talk to a teen or group?
Call Kathryn Williams, AWARE clinical director, at 517-783-1638, ext. House of New Beginnings, which lists its purpose as empowering teens to live safe, independent lives, can be reached at 517-962-5177.