THE SILENT SHAME

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Each year, thousands of people – men and women of all ages and backgrounds – fall victim to abuse at the hands of a loved one.
In this borough alone, more than 5,000 arrests were made last year and 19 people, including innocent children, lost their lives in domestic violence incidents.
Every October, this issue is brought to the forefront as the country recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As the nation takes time to examine this problem, The Queens Courier is taking a closer look at how it impacts the borough and its residents.
During the next few weeks, our series will educate the community about what domestic violence is, including the many forms it can take and who the victims are, and it will provide readers with information about where they can go for help.
If you think you are a victim of domestic violence, there are many places right here in Queens that you can turn to for help, when you are ready to take that step.

More on domestic violence: part 2 of our series.

THE CRIPPLING DAMAGE TO CHILDREN

TRAINING PEER EDUCATORS TO PREVENT ABUSE

LANGUAGE LINE SPEAKS YOUR LINGO

GAY COMMUNITY HAS VICTIMS TOO

VERIZON ‘HOPES’ TO USE OLD PHONES TO HELP

MEN: THE SILENT SUFFERERS

FROM THE SHADOWS OF A SHELTER

Stories and links from part 1 of our series on domestic violence can be found here:
THE SILENT SHAME- AN INTRODUCTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This series was reported and written by reporters Pete Davis, Claudia Cruz and Jessica Lyons and edited by Tonia N. Cimino and Lou Parajos. It was designed by graphic artist Stephen Reina.