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Updated: Jan 20, 2016
This free informational booklet was written by Dr. Mable Dunbar. Her Ph.D. is in family mediation and she is a licensed professional counselor, certified cognitive/behavioral therapist, certified domestic violence counselor, and a crisis intervention specialist. The purpose of this booklet is to:

1. Help make you aware of the dynamics of domestic violence, including characteristics of couples in abusive relations, facts and 
forms of abuse, 

2. Share some of the social dynamics and foundational elements that perpetuate domestic violence and abuse in homes, 

3. Build on, define and refine policies and procedures that can help our communities appropriately and effectively assist victims as well as perpetrators who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence and abuse, 

4. Encourage community members to continuing being positive role models for future generations and advocate for and maintain healthy family systems that can help to prevent the intergenerational cycle of abuse.