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Domestic Violence Response (DVR) is a community based company and registered charity, responding to the needs of women who are impacted by domestic abuse.The vision of DVR is a society that understands and deals effectively with domestic abuse.
Analysis should be undertaken to find out why more women do not proceed with complaints to Gardai about violent partners, the Galway County Council Joint Policing Committee heard this week.
Partners of pregnant people will be allowed to accompany them for the 20 week scan, University Hospital Galway has confirmed in written correspondence to Sinn Féin Galway West TD, Mairead Farrell.
COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service has called on the local community to recognise domestic abuse as a wider societal issue and to be alert to the fact that a woman they know may be in an abusive situation at home – one that is perhaps compounded under COVID restrictions.
MWSS calls on Government to clarify funding for domestic violence services in the face of second lockdown
Mayo Women’s Support Services (MWSS) has called for 'clarity from the Government on the level of funding that will be provided to the hard-pressed sector, as it continues to deal with increasing levels of domestic abuse and coercive control'.
The BabyDoc Club parenting community reveal the real cost of baby, with the first in-depth survey of its kind in Ireland.
Galway Domestic Abuse Service has welcomed the timely, new Government awareness and information campaign on domestic abuse, which was launched this week (www.stillhere.ie) It is understood that radio and TV ads will start this week as part of the campaign.
The State's frontline workers are "our heroes at this time", and the Government has a duty to "make life as easy for them as possible", and must introduce the long promised childcare scheme.
Despite the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus crisis, incidents of domestic violence will continue, but because of the lockdown many such incidents will continue to go under the radar, and unreported.
Mental health problems affect about one in five children and young people. They include depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives (Mental Health Ireland). According to the World Health Organisation around 50 per cent of mental disorders begin before the age of 14. Parents have begun to figure this part out themselves. They can unfortunately name on one hand children who needed some form of expert support for their emotional and mental wellbeing in the past 12 months. Parents are more than aware of the daily stories on all media forms of anxious children, crying spells, teenagers suffering migraine, school refusal, depression, bullying, missing youths, self-harming, suicides, violence, poor self-image, eating disorders, and so on.