ABClatino Magazine Year 2 Issue 9 - Page 11

This isn’t love

By Deanna Barry, MSW,

Community Educator/Outreach Coordinator,

Women’s Support Services

Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It affects people from all socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds. It is experienced across sexual identities and gender expressions, in same-sex, opposite-sex, and asexual relationships. It occurs in every age group, from teens to the elderly. Children are also affected, even if they are not abused or do not witness abuse directly.

It is the mission of Women’s Support Services, Inc. (WSS), to create communities free of domestic violence and abuse through intervention, prevention, and education...

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