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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recession Raises Pressure and Domestic Violence

Just a reminder. Economic pressure leads to stress at home. Kids see it. Pets feel it. You live it.
Stress at home leads to tension, anger, emotion. Not good ones. A new report says domestic violence centers in Florida saw an almost 40-percent jump in demand last fall, an increase that experts say is related to the worsening economy.

Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon calls the situation "the worst I've seen in years."
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence says in its report to the Legislature that when perpetrators are laid off, the severity and frequency of violent assaults increase because the perpetrators are home more often.

I would also like to see the legislature empower traffic court judges to impose anger management counseling upon those found guilty of aggressive driving. Ari Porth, are you listening?

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