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Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence

We at Family Services of Southeast Texas were profoundly saddened by the unspeakable violence that occurred in Sutherland Springs on Sunday. The public is still learning about the shooter’s past but we do know that there was a history of domestic violence. ...

5 Expert Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence

Part 3 of a series on domestic violence prevention. See Part 1 and Part 2. At our most recent Southeast Texas Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Discussion, the experts focused on prevention.  As victims advocates, we so often hear “Break the Silence…...

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

Part 2 in a series about domestic violence prevention. See Part 1, Part 3 Recently, Family Services hosted a Panel Discussion featuring the Southeast Texas Domestic Violence Task Force.  The subject of the discussion was domestic violence prevention.  But, before we...

Domestic Violence Task Force Panel Talks Prevention

Part 1 in a series about Domestic Violence Prevention. Part 2. Part 3. Gasps, sighs, and sounds of exasperation were all that could be heard in the room of 70+ people.  The documentary they were watching was moving and tragic.  It wasn’t surprising to see jaws...