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BY Ginasenda Rodriguez and Stephen Collazo - Social Work Counselors

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Intimate parent violence (IPV), more commonly known as domestic violence, occurs any time a partner willfully hurts or threatens to hurt his or her partner in any way, physically, sexually or verbally. 

All too often, there are children present in the homes where this type of abuse occurs. 

Studies show that children who witness domestic violence...