ORA research webinar addresses domestic violence during pandemic


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One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. It’s a grim reality that’s only become more acute as social distancing has stripped away outlets for victims of domestic violence.

“If you’re anything like me, probably one of the first things that you thought of when this COVID-19 pandemic hit and there were the stay-at-home orders coming down and school closures was, ‘What is this going to do to people whose homes or households are already unsafe?’” Assistant Professor of Social Work Annah Bender said.

Bender’s question was part of the opening of a webinar discussion held on Friday, along with Kimberly Werner, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing. During the hour-long talk, the two discussed the amplifying effects of coronavirus on domestic violence. Read more ..