Man arrested over Limerick shooting

first_imgNewsBreaking newsMan arrested over Limerick shootingBy Staff Reporter – May 10, 2015 775   Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAI in Limerick have arrested a man in connection with an alleged shooting on Hyde Road on Saturday afternoon. A 22-year-old man was arrested, detained and questioned after an incident occurred where a 42-year-old man was injured when he was shot by a gunman who then fled the scene on a bicycle. The injured man was outside a premises in the area when the gunman approached on a bike and discharged a firearm. Gardai arrested the 22-year-old a short time after the 2pm incident and a firearm and ammunition were also found. The suspect is currently being detained at Roxboro Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act. The victim of the shooting was treated for a gunshot wound at the University Hospital Limerick. Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Previous articleLiving CityNext articleMatchmaking with Jon Kenny Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSfeatured Print First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebooklast_img read more

New publication released to commemorate 50 years of ‘free education’

first_imgNewsEducationNew publication released to commemorate 50 years of ‘free education’By Staff Reporter – February 6, 2018 1178 Email Facebook WhatsApp Print TAGSDonogh O’ Malleyfree second-level educationProfessor Judith HarfordProfessor Kathy HallProfessor Teresa O DohertyThomas O Donoghue Linkedincenter_img Professor Kathy Hall and book authors Professor Judith Harford (UCD), Professor Tom O’Donoghue (University Western Australia) and Professor Teresa O’Doherty (MIC). Picture: Liam Burke Twitter Just over fifty years ago, the then Fianna Fáil Minister for Education Donogh O’Malley announced plans for free second-level education, a move that was probably the most significant initiative taken in regard to education in Ireland following Independence from Britain in 1922 to the present.At the time, about a third – or 17,000 children – who finished primary school were dropping out of education; at 15 years of age fewer than 50 per cent were still in full-time education. Within a decade of the policy change, participation rates in second-level had doubled. Today, Ireland has one of the highest rates of second-level completion in the EU, with more than 90 per cent of the population completing the Leaving Cert.According to the authors of a recent publication, teacher education in Ireland over the last decade has become an issue of public policy. This activity has now become the subject of much comment and debate. Teacher Preparation in Ireland: History, Policy and Future Directions written by Professor Teresa O Doherty, Dean of Education, Mary Immaculate College (MIC); Professor Judith Harford, UCD and Professor Thomas O Donoghue, University of Western Australia, provides a worthy contribution to this debate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The publication, which was launched in MIC by Professor Kathy Hall from UCC, relates to the introduction of the ‘free education’ introduced in 1967, providing an exposition on the nature of teacher preparation for teaching in primary and second-level schools both before and after the initiative was taken. It traces the history of teacher preparation through a number of different stages.One of the authors Professor Teresa O Doherty said she hopes to “provide a history of teacher education which would be useful to the policy makers, so that armed with a sound knowledge of the background of programmes and colleges, they could better understand the radical developments which are occurring”.Launching the publication Professor Hall referred to the book as being “a fabulously rich resource for anyone seeking to understand what shaped teacher education in Ireland over the past century.” She continued to say that the book will be welcomed not just by those interested in the history of education here and elsewhere, but also by those interested in comparative and policy studies internationally.More about education here. Advertisement Previous articleColáiste Chiaráin to introduce coding as a subjectNext articleYoung musical talent in Limerick gets a chance to shine Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Your Last Chance For Mike’s Famous “All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet” In 2017

first_imgRosemary Deery serves up a food platter to customers at Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant. .The autumn weather has been phenomenal in South Jersey this year, and that means the crowds of vacationers have lingered. If the weather is nice, the visitors will keep coming to the beach towns. Mike’s Seafood in Sea Isle, is rewarding those who continue to hang onto Indian Summer.Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant “All you can eat special” has been extended to include October 20th and 21st.Mikes, a 106-year tradition in Sea Isle and mainstay of historic “Fish Alley”, was scheduled to close its Dock Restaurant for the season last weekend. Instead, owner Mike Monachetti announced the popular family-style restaurant will remain open one more weekend.If that weren’t big enough incentive to visit, Mike’s will offer it’s famous All-You Can Eat Seafood Buffet on Friday and Saturday night. This seafood feast is an end-of-year celebration for the Dockside Restaurant and a thank-you to Mike’s customers. To have this special event repeated for an additional weekend is special indeed.The seafood takeout store at Mike’s will remain open all winter. But this weekend is all about All-You-Can Eat. For $33.95, customers can avail themselves of unlimited plates of seafood specialties and bowls of New England clam chowder or lobster bisque.“We have the Jersey Shore’s largest selection of fresh seafood,” Monachetti said.Patrons can chose from U-peel shrimp, stone crab claws, Mussels Marinara, Mussels Bianca, devil’d clams and friend grouper fingers.Also, Salmon Piccata, Alaska King Crab mac and cheese, friend stuffed shrimp, clams and linguini grilled grouper, seafood jambalaya, just to name a few items.Mike’s sells outrageous numbers of clams over the course of a season. “Fourth of July weekend, we set a record and sold 72,000 little neck clams,” Mike said.In addition to seafood entrees, the all-you-can eat event include chicken parm, fried chicken fingers, roasted peppers, baby red potatoes, rolls and butter.Much of Mike’s seafood is locally caught, other items come from all over the east coast, the Gulf of Mexico and California.“There is truly something for everybody,” he said.Mike’s Seafood & Dock Restaurant is located at 4222 Park Road Sea Isle City, NJ 08243 Tel: 609-263-3458last_img read more

Normal traffic pattern resumes this week on U.S. 50 west of Aurora

first_imgAurora, IN—Eastbound traffic returned to the eastbound side of U.S. 50 Friday night following the completion of a $21.6 million concrete overlay project west of Aurora, from S.R. 101 to just west of S.R. 350.Westbound traffic will remain restricted until later this week when pavement markings are complete.Subsequent repair and clean-up work will begin the week of August 8, weather permitting, and will require lane closures at various locations along the route. This work is expected to be completed in approximately two to three weeks.Motorists are encouraged to watch for crews and continue using caution along the route until all work is complete.last_img read more

John Elway’s name is all over Broncos’ long draft history

first_img Associated Press John Elway’s name is all over Broncos’ long draft history WORST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lamented his sleepless night after Elway outmaneuvered him and moved up five spots to select Memphis QB Paxton Lynch 26th overall in 2016. He shouldn’t have lost any sleep. He grabbed Dak Prescott, a fourth-round steal, and Lynch went 1-3 in Denver, regressed each of his three summers with the Broncos and was leapfrogged by seventh-rounders Trevor Siemian (twice) and Chad Kelly.WORST SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK: When Josh McDaniels selected North Carolina TE Richard Quinn 64th overall in 2009, nobody was more surprised than Quinn himself. He told the media in a conference call that he and his agent figured he wouldn’t get drafted at all. McDaniels touted Quinn’s receiving capabilities despite his catching just a dozen passes in three years at North Carolina. Quinn played two years in Denver and caught one pass for 9 yards.BEST DRAFT TRADE: Elway refused to play in Baltimore, which selected him first overall in 1983. So the Colts traded the draft rights to the Stanford QB to Denver for QB Mark Herrmann, the rights to OT Chris Hinton and a first-round pick in the 1984 draft. Baltimore used that selection on G Ron Solt. Elway took the Broncos to five Super Bowls and won his last two. WORST DRAFT TRADE: This one also involves John Elway, who moved up five spots to select Lynch in 2016. The Broncos were coming off a Super Bowl win but lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency. Elway traded for Mark Sanchez and drafted Lynch, only to watch a seventh-rounder from the previous year Siemian beat out both that summer. Sanchez was jettisoned and Lynch promoted to No. 2 so he could get work as the backup. “That was a miss,” Elway said after getting rid of Lynch in 2018.DID YOU KNOW THEY ONCE DRAFTED?: Illinois LB Dick Butkus with a second-round pick in 1965, three years after selecting Utah State T Merlin Olsen in the first round. Both eventual Hall of Famers spurned the AFL for the NFL, Butkus earning five All-Pro honors in his nine-year career in Chicago, Olsen playing 15 years for the Rams. Olsen also starred on the small screen, portraying farmer Jonathan Garvey on “Little House on the Prairie.” April 21, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: John Elway’s first draft pick was his best: Texas A&M LB Von Miller with the second overall selection in 2011, one spot behind Cam Newton. Five years later, the two squared off in Super Bowl 50, where Miller got the best of Carolina’s QB with a pair of sacks that led to TDs in Denver’s 24-10 win. Miller parlayed his MVP performance into a record-breaking contract and Newton has never been the same. (Also noteworthy: Syracuse RB Floyd Little in 1967, Arkansas S Steve Atwater in 1989, Boise State LT Ryan Clady in 2008). BEST SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Miami RB Clinton Portis was the 51st player selected in 2002. Although his top claim to fame was getting traded for Hall of Fame CB Champ Bailey, Portis had a spectacular nine-year NFL career. In two seasons in Denver he averaged 1,549 yards rushing and 14½ touchdowns. BEST LATE-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Mike Shanahan took a flyer on Georgia RB Terrell Davis in the sixth round in 1995. The 196th player selected, Davis introduced himself to the NFL — and to his own teammates — with a bone-rattling hit of 49ers KR Tyrone Drakeford in a preseason game in Tokyo. It prompted fellow future Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe to marvel, “Who was that?” Everybody knew him after he became the only running back in NFL history to own back-to-back Super Bowl titles, an MVP trophy, a Super Bowl MVP honor, a 2,000-yard season and seven consecutive playoff wins in which he topped 100 yards rushing. LAST YEAR’S PICKS: 1st, Noah Fant, DE, Iowa; 2nd, Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State; 2nd Drew Lock, QB, Missouri; 3rd Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State; 5th, Justin Hollins, LB, Oregon; 6th, Juwann Winfree, WR, Colorado.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Where the Buffalo roam

first_imgAUBREY BRUCE When I first learned that it was a possible Buffalo stampede headed towards Heinz Field, I immediately became concerned for the fans, players and anyone that might be in the path of a disaster waiting to happen. By all accounts, Pittsburgh was not equipped to handle such a scenario. What measures could be taken to prevent a catastrophe? If last Saturday’s “scrimmage” is any indication of things to come, I would suggest that the trainers of the Buffalo Bills circus, along with their recently spotted diva Terrell Owens, steer clear of the venue sitting on the banks of the Allegheny with its mustard colored seats. If they run through the Steel City too often they may end up on the endangered species list. Hey look, even if this was just a supposedly “meaningless” encounter then the Bills performed like the contest was not even a blip on their radar screen because they definitely did not play as if they were the descendants of “Buffalo” Bill Cody.C’mon. The yardage gained by the team from the “blizzard belt” was sort of high school-ish. The Bills had 135 total net yards from scrimmage. I have a sneaking suspicion that the McKeesport Tigers high school football squad might have performed a tad better than that. A team, any team should be able to gain more than 49 yards on the ground and 86 yards through the air, even a pick-up street ball team playing in the “turkey bowl” on Thanksgiving Day.Pittsburgh, on the other hand, gained 81 yards rushing and 278 yards passing, which surprised me because hey, it’s still preseason. The men of Steel appear to be getting ready to make another run to put the seventh Lombardi Trophy over on the South Side. Pittsburgh seems to have solid players defensively on their first and second teams.When Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to evaluate his team’s performance he did just that saying; “We had a pre-snap penalty on offense, delay of game [and a] false start. We had a pre-snap penalty on defense. We put the ball on the ground, I like the way we’re moving it. I see some good things, but still see some things that where the Steelers are still beating the Steelers.”The one facet of the offense that definitely seems promising is the O-line starting to jell and the return of speedster, “Fast” Willie Parker who still, by the way, holds the record for the longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history. I actually heard a few scribes pining for the three yards and a cloud of dust days of former Steelers great Jerome “the Bus” Bettis. Methinks that that they may be losing or have already distributed all of their marbles in a place undisclosed to them or anyone else. Their rationale is based upon these premises. 1. Willie Parker stays hurt a bit too much. 2. The Steelers need a big back. 3. The Steelers need a big back. 4. The Steelers need a big back.No, you knuckles of heads. The Steelers need an offensive line that can consistently block for a world class like sprinter who is capable of taking it to the house on every play.Coach Tomlin continued his assessment of the offense saying this about the running game. “I thought that it was solid. We are eliminating negative runs, which is good. I still think that we can do a better job of quality penetration a little bit. Once we get those backs to the line of scrimmage clean we have a chance to have a productive running game.”The Steelers also appear to have a level and a half of quality performers on the offensive side of the ball. Big Ben Roethlisberger looks as comfortable as I have ever seen him and that does not bode well for the rest of the NFL teams. Although the first team offense got off to a sluggish start they locked in sync when they started to run the no-huddle. When Big Ben was asked whether the offense got off to a slow start he said, “Yeah we did. That last drive was a no-huddle drive, which is good to get a little work in at home. [I’m] really proud the way the guys were able to move the ball and listen to communication. We changed some plays at the line of scrimmage. Overall, [I’m] really happy. We made some mistakes early, but then drove down the field and scored.”The Pittsburgh defense was as usual the strong and silent type. When linebacker James Farrior was asked to assess the defense, his assessment was a humble one. Farrior said; “I think we did pretty good. There [are] some things that we can improve on.”Well, I am sure if anyone tells that to the Buffalo Bills they might agree to disagree. The Bills had a few offensive series where they appeared to maybe have had one too many puffs of the peace pipe.It is safe to assume that if wide receiver Terrell Owens was available for Buffalo, the Bills may have been a little more potent on offense. But that theory may be a little generous as well because when Pittsburgh defeated the last team that Owens had the displeasure of playing for and tormenting, the Dallas Cowboys in December of 2008, T.O. was “jacked” by Ike Taylor and the Pittsburgh secondary catching only 3 balls for 32 yards, one being a 12- yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo after Romo scrambled around for a millennium or two.It seems as if the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for some football. The question is will the rest of the NFL be ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers?(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected])last_img read more

Hotel Proposal Back Before Red Bank Planners

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK –– A development proposal to construct a six-story hotel at the borough’s entrance is back again before the Planning Board, with board members expressing some issues with the plan.Five years since its plan was first proposed RBank Capital, LLC, returned Monday night to seek approval to construct a six-story, 76-room Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel on the corner of state Highway 35 and Rector Place.The project is intended for a former Exxon gas station on the nearly 1-acre property overlooking the Swimming River at the northern entrance to the borough on the southbound side of Route 35, at Coopers Bridge. The site has been vacant for nearly two decades and has deteriorated.“It is an eyesore,” acknowledged Martin A. McGann Jr. the lawyer representing RBank Capital.However, the location has been mostly remediated, with the underground tanks removed, and is at the point that it is usable for this permitted use, according to Peter Ritchings, an environmental consultant testifying on behalf of the applicant. “Ground water contamination remains at the site,” Ritchings added, for about 5,000 square feet. Remediation is continuing.An architectural rendering of the proposed Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel for Route 35 and Rector Place in Red Bank.The plans call to construct the hotel to stand about 75 feet from the mean water line of the river’s shore. That would mean the actual structure would stand from foundation to rooftop at 82.2 feet. That is over what is permitted by ordinance and requires the board to grant a variance for height; but the excess is not so much as to trigger the need for a use “D” variance, which only the Zoning Board of Adjustment can issue and would require a higher burden of proof for the applicant to meet to get the variance. The site also requires a variance for parking, providing 75 spaces, while 78 are required; and a number of other variances and design waivers for signs, front- and rear-property setbacks, and for other shortcomings under borough requirements.The amount of relief required for this project caused board member Daniel Mancuso to ask, “Is there anything you’re proposing that is within our ordinances?”For some board members the real sticking point was plans to allow traffic traveling north on Route 35 to make a direct left-hand turn into the site, meaning vehicles would be crossing two lanes of southbound traffic to enter the property.Mayor Pasquale Menna challenged the traffic engineer Gary Dean and attorney McGann by asking if he could name another spot along the highway up to Garden State Parkway entrance 117 where traffic can make a left turn like this. “I can’t,” Dean responded.Board member Guy Maratta said that by making that turn, “Somebody is going to die. Mark my words.”A former gas station at the site.Maratta implored the developer to improve the situation and not create a future hazard as, “traffic is only going to get worse, not better,” along the roadway.The site has been vacant for as long as it has because, “This is one of the hardest sites you and I have seen in (land use) development,” given the constraints of the property, McGann told Maratta.“I’m asking the board to be reasonable,” to see this “eyesore” developed, McGann added.McGann went on to tell the board the state Department of Transportation has sole jurisdiction and has approved establishing a left turn lane at the property entrance.The proposed hotel will have 76 rooms ranging in size from 330 to 440 square feet, featuring an outdoor pool and a gym area. There will be no restaurant or banquet accommodations; the location is intended primarily for business and other transient guests. The developers have abandoned the previous plans to construct a boat dock, and instead are planning a boardwalk area that extends more than 200 feet along the riverfront, with benches and accessible to the public.The board plans to continue hearing this application at its Dec. 19 meeting.When RBank Capital had first brought its plan in 2011, it became mired in controversy and contention. There ware issues about whether the proposal should be heard by the planning board or zoning board given the scope and type of project. The borough council actually took to revising its zoning ordinance, hoping to clarify the debate. And the board heard from objectors including a borough resident who took issue with the size of the project given its proximity to a residential neighborhood and the environmental impact to the riverfront area. Another objector, who retained a lawyer to combat the proposal, was the owners of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Eatontown, who feared this location would siphon off its business travelers.The developer eventually withdrew the application and reapplied with a slightly modified plan this fall.last_img read more

Watford boss plays down spat

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesWalter Mazzarri played down an apparent confrontation between Watford team-mates Stefano Okaka and Troy Deeney after his side’s 4-3 defeat at Chelsea.Hornets boss Mazzarri said he was unaware of the incident but insisted he was not concerned.“They are friends. They are always together and joking with each other,” Mazzarri said.“You want players with character who talk to each other on the pitch. Tomorrow I will investigate but I think it was nothing.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Save lives, in Zenani’s honour

first_imgZoleka Mandela, the mother of Zenani,New York City mayor Michael Bloombergand Zindzi Mandela pose with the character Grover, from Sesame Street.The blue creature is the ambassador for the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. Zindzi shows off the bangles that can be bought in support of the Zenani Campaign, with proceeds from sales going towards injury prevention programmes by the Road Safety Fund. (Images: The Road Safety Fund) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sam Monareng  Dept of transport communications, media  +27 12 309 3970 or +27 83 326 1521 RELATED ARTICLES • Think Pedestrian – and save lives • Cape Town’s transport system lauded • R2.2bn upgrade for SA’s rail system • Roadwork to create 400 000 jobsRay MaotaThe memory of Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela will live on forever and, with a new campaign recently named in her honour, will help to bring down the number of road fatalities involving children around the world.The Zenani Campaign was launched on 2 May 2012 in New York, by her mother Zoleka and grandmother, Mandela’s third daughter Zindzi.The city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted a South African delegation including South Africa’s minister of transport, Sibusiso Ndebele, among others. The event was used to highlight the plight of traffic authorities globally who have the task of curbing road deaths.Zenani died in a car accident on the night of 10 June 2010 while travelling home with relatives after attending a concert that kick-started the Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg. She had just turned 13 two days before.Aims of the campaignThe campaign will fall under the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety initiative, which aims to improve the level of protection for children on roads mainly in developing countries.Among other goals, the UN campaign seeks to secure investment in safe footpaths, cycle-ways and crossing points on streets with lower speed limits, particularly around schools. It also aims to help implement new road legislation where required and encourage a bolder approach to road traffic law enforcement.Zenani will also be incorporated into the Mandela Day celebrations on 18 July 2012. On this day the world honours the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and the event calls on everybody to tap into and realise the power they have to make a positive change in their communities around the globe.Speaking at the Zenani launch, Zindzi Mandela said: “I used to think that road casualties were just a tragic fact of life, about which nothing could be done.“Demand protection for children on the roads, and let us ensure that in future, other families do not have to suffer the pain that my family has suffered.”Zoleka Mandela also called for positive action.“Other parents must not go through the pain that I am suffering and will continue to suffer. Every life we save will be a precious victory,” she said.“Every year almost 1.3-million people are killed and millions more injured on the world’s roads – and many of those victims are children. That is simply unacceptable,” said Bloomberg.“There’s a strong and growing network of organisations working around the world to implement proven interventions including tougher speeding, seat-belt and helmet rules and an increase in safe school crossings and more footpaths.”The campaign, he said, was another positive step forward in the global effort to address this issue and save lives.According to Unicef’s State of the World’s Children 2012 report, road traffic injuries claim a disproportionate number of young lives in low and middle income countries.It is common for high speed roads to be routed close to schools or through residential areas, and therefore cities must be designed in a way that reduces risk to youngsters.Pedestrians are a priorityNdebele spoke about the potential benefit of the initiative for pedestrians.“Pedestrians alone account for nearly 40% of road fatalities in our country annually,” he said.He added that at the current rate, road crashes would be the number one killer of children aged between five and 14 in Africa by 2015, overtaking malaria and HIV.To curb this, the Department of Transport launched the Think Pedestrian campaign in April with the aim of stabilising and reducing road incidents by educating drivers and pedestrians about road safety.Driven globally by the UN, in South Africa the campaign is endorsed by logistics company Eqstra and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, in support of Mandela Day.Endorsement from international starsInternational stars like supermodel Naomi Campbell and F1 star Lewis Hamilton have endorsed the Zenani Campaign.Campbell, who is close to the Mandela family, said: “There are far too many children being killed, a thousand every day. The family will never get over the pain of her loss, and we’ll never get Zenani back.“But she was such a positive little girl that she would have wanted to make a difference. In memory of Zenani Mandela, I support this campaign. Lives can be saved, and we need action right now.”Hamilton said that he supports the campaign because action is needed now to prevent more tragedies.How to get involvedTo get involved in the campaign one can become the eyes, ears and voice of the campaign by taking photos of unsafe streets and uploading them on the Make Roads Safe website.Supporters can also buy the Zenani wristband via the website, to show their solidarity with all victims of road crashes.All proceeds will be used to support road safety projects protecting children in developing countries.last_img read more

Saying Something About Abuse: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

first_img DV Awareness Month Graphic By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFT Return to article. Long DescriptionU.S. Air Force [DV Awareness Month by Jessica Hines, October 21, 2011, CC0]October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Talking about domestic and dating violence is one of the hardest subjects to broach when talking with clients. Many times it is kept secretive and elicits feelings of shame for those who have experienced it. How can we make it easier to talk about, not just for adults in abusive relationships, but for children in these families and especially, for teens who might be facing issues of dating violence as well?With this in mind, we wanted to highlight the history of this awareness month, as well as share some resources we found to be helpful in giving teens and parents the tools for support. According to this dating violence blog, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Since then, the Violence Against Women Act was passed in 1994, and this legislation helped to provide programs and services for domestic violence victims and families. Great strides have been made in various realms of society to lessen the overall rate of domestic violence instances. However, it is still an ongoing problem that has only morphed with the times and moved onto the internet and within social media with cyber-stalking situations.Domestic violence affects millions of people worldwide. Here are a few resources and organizations that we would like to highlight when it comes to the important work of preventing domestic violence:The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has this blog series on important topics and therapeutic support in dealing with DV.The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has resources on engaging the media and training links for clinicians.Learn more about ways to take action against DV and preventing sexual assault from the No More Campaign.Futures Without Violence has many great resources on various topics related to domestic violence such as: family violence issues, human trafficking, workplace safety, and sexual assault prevention college campuses.Break the Cycle has lots of great info on how to help and take action against domestic violence.Finally, The Institute for Family Violence Studies at Florida State University has a plethora of resources, research publications, and trainings when working with families to build resilience.Hopefully with the right amount of support, we can all do our part to help raise awareness in helping those who are dealing with domestic and dating violence.ReferencesBreak the Cycle (2019). It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Retrieved from: https://www.breakthecycle.org/blog/it’s-national-domestic-violence-awareness-monthThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more