User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


67° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dynamics Of Family Violence

November 2, 2007, 9:55 PM by Perry Groten

Dynamics Of Family Violence
The Sioux Falls murder and the Highmore shooting are cases of family violence spiraling to tragic extremes. Sadly, counselors see all to often the devastating effects of violence on family members. 

Darcy Lassegard has a chilling mission statement as a counselor with Volunteers of America Dakotas LifeMarks Counseling. "I always think of the work in family violence as "murder prevention." 

But prevention can be difficult. Victims are often reluctant to report violence out of fear and shame. "It's still very secretive, it's embarrassing for someone to come forward and say this is what's happening." 

But unless someone steps forward, the violence will only increase. "It does get worse, we know that, if there's violence in a relationship, it will get worse over time." 

Kids are often caught in the middle. "As those young people grow up then they begin to interfere and try and stop the violence, which can put them in harm's way." 

Lassegard says family violence is a problem that touches every neighborhood. So anyone can play a key role in stopping the violence, before tragedy strikes. 

Lassegard says the motivation behind family violence boils down to power and control, with men most often behind the violence. One-in-every-three women are victims of family violence and abuse.

 

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story
Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story


Events