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St. Cloud Library Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness


Ashli Gerdes

ST.CLOUD- The Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership hosted Domestic Violence – Through A Child’s Eyes (yesterday) afternoon.

The event focused on building connections between those who have experienced domestic violence and service providers. Anna Marie’s Alliance, Benton County Human Services along with 17 other organizations attended the event.

Stearns County Attorney, Janelle Kendall says, “This event comes after four years of the domestic violence court operation. What we did is we tuned up what we were doing in the criminal justice systems and the civil justice systems to really be more effective for what the victims need. But, we realize that the criminal justice system can’t fix this issue.”

Therapist Mary Linn M.S., LP presented facts on the mental health of children who have been exposed to violent situations. She says that in 2007, as many as half of all households were experiencing some level of intimate partner violence.

“We needed to reach out to the people who are in these situations right now and offer them everything that this community has in one place. We hope that this is the beginning of something” says Kendall.

Those who know of children or families who have been exposed to violent relationships are encouraged to speak to a community provider.

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