Read Senator Mike Crapo’s op-ed about the importance of nurturing healthy relationships:
We meet many people in our lives in our communities, work, school, travels and elsewhere. Our ability to positively interact with others contributes to our ability to meet life’s challenges. We can help set our children on productive paths and help decrease violence by not overlooking the importance of healthy relationships in their success and having discussions with them about what it means to have a healthy relationship.
Progress has been made in raising awareness about domestic violence, furthering prevention and increasing access to resources for victims. However, room for progress remains. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every minute, 24 people in the U.S. are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner. According to the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, so far this year, nine domestic violence-related homicides have occurred in Idaho. Additionally, new data from a NO MORE survey, sponsored by the Avon Foundation for Women, indicates that important conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault are not happening. Three out of four men in this country say they have not talked about domestic violence or sexual assault with their children… Read More