Friday, March 15, 2013
Domestic violence can happen in seconds or minutes. This video shows the short time in which a fatal act of domestic violence occurred in Portsmouth last month.
The late Terry Lynn “Sam” (Damms) Chiodo boarded a RIPTA bus on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, just outside the Portsmouth Multi Purpose Senior Center on Bristol Ferry Road. Shortly after boarding the bus, Chiodo was fatally stabbed. Her estranged husband, Christopher James, allegedly attempted to leave the bus. He ordered the bus to stop at the overlook near Lehigh Terrace. Two passengers stopped James, who is now facing charges of first-degree murder. The video featured above was filmed to demonstrate how fast domestic violence can occur. The distance between the senior center bus stop and overlook is less than a mile. Driving at 35 mph, the entire video was filmed in one minute, 18 seconds. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The local agency is one of three grant recipients for domestic violence prevention and education work targeting engaging men in the efforts to end domestic violence.
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Tuesday, February 26
The Women’s Resource Center received a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to support an awareness campaign geared towards engaging men in efforts to end domestic violence. The grant will be used to support the Engaging Men in Domestic Violence Prevention Program, which will train men who currently work with young men and boys in community programs to become mentors and positive role models of healthy non-violent manhood. “We know that violence is learned at a young age, even before violent behavior emerges. That is why prevention and education is vital in our mission to end domestic violence,” said Lori DiPersio, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center. “Through our partnership with Verizon we are able to expand our outreach to …
Monday, October 25, 2010
St. Paul's United Methodist Church welcomed the community to remember and honor those who have been affected by domestic violence.
Last night, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Newport opened its doors for a vigil of Remembrance and Hope honoring victims of domestic violence. Community members gathered to reflect on the impact of domestic violence, to remember those who have lost their lives and to support those in need of help. Ultimately, organizers hoped to inspire hope for a future free from violence. Elvia Sanchez, a survivor of domestic violence, shared her story of control, fear, and violence. Her abuse reached a horrifying peak when her abuser threatened to kill her, her unborn child, and her 10-month-old son. "He told me to make right with my son because he was going to kill us all, and then he spent the night trying to do just that," said Sanchez. …