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Today Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) released a report detailing its latest efforts to expand the number and type of healthcare providers being trained on and screening patients for intimate partner violence (IPV). CCADV also released a series of online training videos that will assist health professionals to build their understanding and capacity to support patients experiencing IPV. Download PDF >
The recent death of Chaquinequea Brodie and her 9 year old daughter, My-Jaeaha, and the presence of another child in the home at the time of the homicide highlight a troubling pattern of children impacted by domestic violence homicides. Of the six (6) intimate partner homicides in Connecticut in 2017 to date, children have been present or involved in four (4) incidents. In 2016, children were present at four (4) of twelve (12) homicides; three (3) of eleven (11) homicides in 2015; and, three (3) of fourteen (14) homicides in 2014. Download PDF >
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) has added six video interpretations of its website content using American Sign Language (ASL) to increase access to information for victims of domestic violence who are deaf or hard of hearing. All six videos can be found at http://www.ctcadv.org/find-help/people-social-sensory-physical-disabilities/.
“We strive to ensure that help is accessible to all victims and these videos do just that for victims who are deaf or hard of hearing,” says Karen Jarmoc, CCADV chief executive officer. “Following consultation with a member of the deaf community to assess and evaluate the accessibility of our website, key sections were identified that would benefit from video recordings. We hope that these videos make the website content more relatable for the deaf and hard of hearing community.” Download PDF >
The death of a young mother in Bridgeport this morning marks Connecticut’s first intimate partner homicide in 2017.
“We are saddened that another life has been taken because of domestic violence, but are grateful that the victim’s daughter has been found,” said Karen Jarmoc, chief executive officer of CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “We urge everyone to be vigilant of the signs that abusive behaviors may be escalating towards fatal violence. We want the public to know that our 18 member organizations are here to help by providing safe, confidential and free services across the state, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.”
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Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve them. We are a membership organization of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling and support groups, among other services.