From Stop Child Abuse by MizzBlondiiee:


…I didn’t know but a person can be awake and still lose consciousness. They do not have to be fully knocked out to suffer a traumatic brain injury. Children or Adults do not actually have to be physically smacked in the head to have a traumatic brain injury. Whiplash alone and shaken baby syndrome are examples of this. Cognitive injuries often occur and can make a persons ability to enjoy life, live a normal life, and even impair the to ever work or earn a living again. If someone is injured once in their head, they are three times more likely to suffer a second and eight times more likely to have a third brain injury.

…ONE simple smack in the head in just the right way or right strength can simply cause eye damage around the eye muscles. Or cause the child to lose sense of hearing or even suffer memory and cognitive learning loss.



“Surviving the Cycle: UW-FdL Play Tackles Domestic Violence”

From an article about a play raising awareness about domestic violence:

Nate Zimdars of Ripon plays “Brett,” the character who is an abuser in “Surviving the Cycle.”

He describes it as an eye-opening experience and says many people turn a blind eye to domestic violence. Often they don’t recognize certain behaviors as abusive or they see it as an issue that doesn’t affect them.

“Stereotypically, abuse is seen as physical or sexual — emotional and verbal abuse is often ignored,” Zimdars said.

“I have seen several friends and acquaintances go through verbally and emotionally abusive relationships. I myself was in a brief relationship where I was subjected to verbal abuse. To me this is a very real issue that this play is doing an excellent job of highlighting.”

Kimberly Fleming from Horicon plays “Chandra,” a verbally abusive girlfriend to one of the sons.

“I think Chandra is a very distinct character — one that is believable. The fight that goes on between Chandra and Jeff is actually one that I have seen between many couples,” she said.

Surviving the Cycle



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