Experts: Natural Disasters Increase Risk of Domestic Violence, Abuse

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Experts: Natural Disasters Increase Risk of Domestic Violence, Abuse

Shelters in western Kentucky face ongoing challenges helping domestic-violence survivors as communities continue to clean up from deadly tornadoes.

Research has shown natural disasters are associated with increased emotional, financial and sexual abuse, a spike in police reported assaults, and increased demand for domestic-violence shelters.

Executive Director of Bowling Green’s Barren River Area Safe Space Tori Henninger said lack of phone or internet access, as well as the need for basic shelter can prevent people from seeking help or cause a person to return to their abuser…READ ON

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