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Secrets, Lies and Apologies ... America's Domestic Violence Crisis.

Secrets, Lies and Apologies ... America's Domestic Violence Crisis

Crime Prevention Resources

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Secrets, Lies and Apologies ... America's Domestic Violence Crisis is a 45 minute video that is instructive in·struc·tive  
Conveying knowledge or information; enlightening.

in·structive·ly adv.
, informative, and thought-provoking as it introduces the viewer into what was once a suppressed sup·press  
tr.v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
1. To put an end to forcibly; subdue.

2. To curtail or prohibit the activities of.

, "socially impolite im·po·lite  
Not polite; discourteous.

[Latin impol
" subject, but has now come firmly to the forefront of public awareness as an endemic endemic /en·dem·ic/ (en-dem´ik) present or usually prevalent in a population at all times.

 personal, familial familial /fa·mil·i·al/ (fah-mil´e-il) occurring in more members of a family than would be expected by chance.

, and social issue--domestic violence. Stories from victims and perpetrators tell it all. Abusers talk about how and why they became violent. Victims talk about the abuse they suffered, why they did not end the relationship, and why they still love their batterers. A daughter explains how her father's need for complete power and control has continued to affect her as an adult. Along with these compelling stories, this documentary details one community's unique approach to handling domestic violence cases. Mandatory arrests for perpetrators and court-ordered education for both perpetrators and victims are explained by a judge, a sheriff, a court advocate, a probation officer probation officer
1. An official usually attached to a juvenile court and charged with the care of juvenile delinquents.

2. An official charged with supervising convicts at large on suspended sentence or probation.
, and a counselor. This program makes it clear that all of us are affected by domestic violence. It is not just a victim's problem. The underlying message is that no one deserves emotional or physical abuse and that solutions must focus on education through the community. Secrets, Lies and Apologies ... America's Domestic Violence Crisis should be a core addition to all community library "Social Issues" multimedia collections and is especially recommended to the attention of domestic violence victims, perpetrators, parents, counselors, women's issues advocates, law enforcement officers, and members of the clergy charged with the care and welfare of their parishioners. Also very highly recommended are the other instructional videos from Crime Prevention Resources: "Blueprint blueprint, white-on-blue photographic print, commonly of a working drawing used during building or manufacturing. The plan is first drawn to scale on a special paper or tracing cloth through which light can penetrate.  For Home Security" ($89.00); "Identity Theft: How to Protect Your Money, Your Credit & Your Good" ($89.00); "Internet Safety for Kids" ($89.00); "Internet Safety for Parents" ($89.00); and "Reducing the Odds: Personal Safety Techniques" ($89.00).
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Author:Volk, Carol
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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