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Prevent Child Abuse NY Releases Domestic and Family Violence Primer

Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) explores the use of the term “domestic and family violence--DFV” as it refers to child abuse, bullying, elder abuse, and animal abuse in a primer released today. PCANY urges the State to make decisions regarding resources and funding using this lens.


Timothy Hathaway, Executive Director of PCANY, said “The intent of this primer is to define the different types of abuse that fall under the umbrella term DFV, as well as to define the varying types of trauma one might experience as a result of such abuse—post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and toxic stress. Healthy relationships are the key to decreasing all forms of abuse.”

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