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Our Univision series tells the story of a woman who quietly lived in a very violent relationship. Due to her undocumented status, she feared the authorities, she didn’t know where to find help, and mostly she was threaten to be deported if she said anything about her situation.

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Living in the United States without a legal immigration status has millions of people living in shadows. They are confronted by mounting obstacles on a daily basis that provoke serious negative effects on their health, especially mental health.

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Baltimore is no stranger to violence, but in recent weeks it hit proportions that stunned even a city often numb to regular shootings and stabbings. Violence puts pressure on hospital emergency rooms and paramedics. Many victims don’t die and will stress the entire health system for years to come.

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I have worked in Arizona for over 14 years, and I have witness many families torn apart by immigration status. The most vulnerable are the children; I have seen them crying, angry, and feeling abandoned.

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The message must be delivered and the knowledge put forth. If it does not happen, stupid mistakes will be made that will compromise the safety of not just one person but all those who are in their company on the day the abuser learns of the target's whereabouts.

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President Clinton declared October as Domestic Violence Awarness Month and in 1994 signed into legislation the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as authored by Sen. Joe Biden. It addresses various forms of redress and recovery for violent acts against women. It looks at the physical violence dynamic

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A frustration for the victim of domestic abuse is trying to come forward to report the harm and in turn being met with no response. Worse is no response and no protection. * * * "I'm tired of being used as a punching bag. I'm tired of being plied for this and that piece of information. I'm tired of

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"It feeds into a fear of rape and sexual violence and has a harmful effect on broader issues of equality" * * * "it has an impact on their self-esteem and body image" as well as a sense of safety and autonomy over self."

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"Astounding" domestic violence stats, a South Carolina health reform scandal, and post-Katrina heart attacks, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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As the number of Baby Boomers increase and put pressure on those impacted by elder laws and issues, it becomes more important for us to look at elder abuse, how to recognize it, what to do about it. This informal white paper starts us on that journey.

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