NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nightmare of silent domestic abuse crosses all cultural boundaries. Abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines and within all religions and all levels of education. As cultures sometimes shroud domestic violence and child abuse, when it is identified to be occurring, the need to provide safe shelter and life-saving intervention is even more critical.
The generational tragedy of domestic violence is that women are not the only victim of violence. In households were women are victims of assault, their children are also often silent, unseen victims. 30-60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse the children in the household. A tragedy deepened by the often fatal reality that most cases of Domestic Violence are not reported to the police.
Recognizing the devastating generational, social and economic repercussions of domestic violence in individual families and society, MULTIMEDIA SEATTLE developed its Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program to raise local community awareness of the devastating effects of child abuse and domestic violence, the critical need for effective interventions and to provide a critical Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Directory outlining the regionally available domestic violence programs (WWW.OUTREACHGUIDE.ORG).
In its broad community outreach, the goals of MULTIMEDIA SEATTLE's annual Western Washington Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Campaign are to reduce infant and childhood mortality by physical violence and neglect, reduce homicide deaths by violence against women and reduce generational reoccurrences of violence against women and children.
"Academic achievement is a critical protective strategy which women can proactively implement that can enable them to successfully rebuild their lives after exiting an abusive relationship. Academic achievement is a critical step in enabling women to successfully protect and provide for their children while they heal from the emotional and social repercussions of domestic abuse," states MULTIMEDIA SEATTLE's Director, Diana Key.
Based in Seattle, Washington, MULTIMEDIA SEATTLE is a non-profit organization which provides educational outreach and academic resources to ensure the most vulnerable members of our global community are given an opportunity to achieve their full potential as individuals, earn as full and equal partners of society and provide for their families.
As a proud member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), MULTIMEDIA SEATTLE brings its focus of Domestic Violence Outreach and Prevention to their work within the Clinton Global Initiative, raising greater international awareness of the devastating generational effects of abuse and critical interventions which are available to prevent them.
Website URL WWW.MULTIMEDIASEATTLE.ORG
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