By D. Brown
Some people refuse to believe you could be the victim of domestic violence and abuse. So a friend or neighbor becomes crippled, or dies before they get help. Yes, some people reach out for help, but no one believes them. Sometimes even worse, they believe but do not take it seriously enough because it’s something that’s the norm in some cultures.
(Ms. Brown is a former high school teacher, a nurse with the Veterans Administration, Web Designer and public relations officer for a community non-profit organization, Family & Friends Connection, Inc, http://www.famfc.org. She is also a community outreach volunteer who founded South Florida Connects - http://www.southfloridaconnects.org. She is an advocate for those affected by domestic violence.)