Powering Up! with Anne Doyle

Domestic Violence Escalating Under COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Intimate partner violence was a global pandemic long before COVID-19. But the "stay home" orders that the deadly virus triggered acted like gasoline on glowing embers for millions of domestic violence victims. Globally, the story is the same: the frequency of domestic abuse and the severity of the violence have dramatically escalated. "Safe at home" is an oxymoron for millions. Beth Morrison of OUR Family Services in Tucson, Amy Good of Detroit's Alternatives for Girls and Melissa Sinclair of Michigan's Haven Domestic Violence Shelter share their views on this worsening crisis and insights on help. 

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