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Key Domestic Violence Factors: Fear, Isolation and Control

This Community Care Conversation explores strategies to eliminate domestic violence through intervention, support and prevention services.

When it comes to domestic violence, the statistics are sobering: About 20 people per minute in the U.S. are physically abused by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Nationwide, roughly one in four women – and one in nine men – experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence, partner stalking with injury, and other types of assaults.

Fortunately, Pierce County has several organizations that rank among the state’s leaders in providing resources and refuge for domestic abuse survivors, two of which are the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC) and Our Sister’s House (OSH), both located in Tacoma.

This Community Care Conversation, hosted by Elevate Health’s Clinical Director of Integration and Transformation, Kim Bjorn features two guests: Abi McLane, Assistant Director of CJFJC and OSH Executive Director Kelli Robinson. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, celebrated each year in October, this podcast episode explores domestic violence awareness and strategies to support those experiencing abuse.

Physical violence is often just the tip of the iceberg in abusive relationships, according to McLane and Robinson, who added that for many survivors, finding a “way out” is a process that can take time, patience and planning.

Every survivor’s journey looks different. But the one commonality is it takes time to do it. – Abi McLane, Assistant Director of CJFJC

Listen now to learn about how CJFJC and OSH are working to eliminate domestic violence through intervention, support and prevention services.

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Community Care Conversations


Kimberley Bjorn


Kelli Robinson
Executive Director - Our Sister's House
Abi McLane
Assistant Director - Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
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