Problem is disturbing |

Problem is disturbing

I am taking a course about domestic violence and sexual assault and what I am learning is very disturbing. This problem is escalating at an alarming rate in our county. It can be spousal, parent/child, sibling/sibling, boyfriend/girlfriend or any other familial or intimate relationship combination.

It can be physical, emotional, mental, and/or verbal. One out of five teenage girls admit to having experienced some kind of assault by a date and/or a boyfriend. Those are just the ones that admit to it.

There is help for victims and perpetrators alike. In many cases law enforcement doesn’t have to be notified. If you or someone you know is a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence or sexual assault contact the Grass Valley Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition at 272-2046 (business) or 272-3467 (crisis line).

The crisis line is a strictly confidential service. You don’t even have to give your name. No one has to tolerate any kind of domestic violence or sexual assault. There is no acceptable excuse for this type of behavior by anyone. For any reason. Ever.

For info on the web go to:

Bob Rogers

Nevada City

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