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Study examines link between economic downturn, increased child abuse

Many people have posited over a long period that domestic violence incidents tend to increase during times of economic difficulties, given the obvious stresses that can attach to families suffering from loss of employment and an inability to meet basic housing, health, food and other needs.

Miami-Dade County family court offices guide domestic abuse victims

A recent assault on a woman in a gas station, allegedly by the father of her son, has ramped up attention surrounding domestic violence issues in South Florida. The woman was set on fire by a man who was later charged with attempted first-degree murder.

New Florida bills expand protections to domestic violence victims

Although lauding the statistics showing that Florida has an overall crime rate presently that is the lowest in many decades, Gov. Rick Scott recently voiced the need for additional protections to benefit would-be and actual victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

Florida domestic abuse case draws wide attention; woman plans appeal

Marissa Alexander is a slender woman who stands just slightly over five feet tall. Her husband, conversely, is a 245-pound man. In a 2010 incident, Alexander fired a handgun into a kitchen wall in the couple's home, which she stated was a "warning shot" to make her husband back away from her. Alexander said that he was moving toward her in a threatening manner.

Child abuse is focal point of newly proposed legislation

In an article written recently by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Kerry makes this observation concerning what he calls the "awful truth" about the United States: Among all the industrialized nations on earth, the country ranks highest in deaths relating to child abuse.

Focus on South Florida domestic violence agency, advocacy

One South Florida nonprofit organization with a stated mission to protect women from domestic violence and to help them create a new future that is free from incidents of domestic abuse is currently celebrating the changed circumstances of its 100th "survivor."

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