Lori A. McConnell, was a victim of domestic violence in Seneca County and lost her life. Her family lost a daughter, mother, and grandmother. They were not prepared for such a tragedy. We are asking for our friends, family and community to come together and help us raise money for a Scholarship Fund in honor of Lori.
Lori's Family is looking to help one student from each school district (4) in Seneca County who is pursuing a degree in a helping profession such as, but not limited to, Law Enforcement, Medical, Psychology, Counseling, Teaching and Social Work.
Domestic violence is any form of maltreatment that takes place in a heterosexual or homosexual romantic relationship between adults or adolescents.
Intimate partner abuse is a major public health problem, due to its affecting more than 2 million women and 800,000 men and resulting in homelessness, injury, or death of victims, billions of dollars in health care costs, and lost work productivity.
While domestic abuse strikes couples of all races, religions, social economic status, and sexual orientations, risk factors for men or women becoming victims or abusers include poverty, lack of a high school education, witnessing family violence as a child, having a low sense of self-worth.
Domestic abuse has significant health and public health consequences. Homeless families have lost their homes as a result of intimate partner violence. Such victimization is also associated with nearly $6 billion in health care costs and lost work productivity per year. Domestic violence sufferers are at higher risk of facing discrimination in securing any form of insurance, including health, life, disability, and property insurances. Victims of domestic violence are more likely to experience trouble raising their children and suffer family disruption, as well. Although psychological abuse can be harder to define than overt physical abuse, it has been found to cause at least as much damage. Victims of intimate partner violence are vulnerable to developing depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.
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