Domestic Violence - Dating Abuse

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This section of Be Smart. Be Well.was made possible with the participation and support of many organizations and individuals. Their advice and assistance was invaluable in developing the Domestic Violence topic.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL

Fairview Zumbrota Clinic, Zumbrota, MN

Flybird, Inc., Oak Park, IL

Forest Park Police Department, Forest Park, IL

Garden Oaks Church of Christ, Houston TX

George K’s, Oak Park, IL

Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence, Chicago, IL

National Domestic Violence Hotline, Austin, TX

Nicole Brown Foundation,

The Allstate Foundation, Northbrook, IL

Turning Point, McHenry County, IL

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

With very special thanks to

Denise Brown, Co-Founder and President
Nicole Brown Foundation

Sheryl Cates, CEO
National Domestic Violence Hotline

Claretha Cross, Domestic Violence Liaison Officer
Chicago Police Department

Jennifer Kuhn, Program Manager
Economics Against Abuse Program
The Allstate Foundation

Leslie Landis, Director
Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence
City of Chicago

Phyllis Holditch Niolon, PhD
Division of Violence Prevention
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Editor,

Therese Zink, M.D., Professor, Family Medicine
University of Minnesota

Our sincere gratitude to those who agreed to tell their stories:

Ken Cox

Kim Davidson

Amanda Gorman

Jim Gorman

Bessie Love

Carolyn Cox Mahoney

Frank Watson

Ina Watson

Natalie Weidel

And thanks to all who participated in the videos:

Barb Augustine Skylee Jarman
Carolyn Bailey Dale Johnston
Denise Ballester Stephanie Jordan
Patti Balsis John Konstantos
Sean Bolger Edward Keyel
Barbara K. Bradford Laura Korn
Benzetta Bradford Lori Kubista
Crystal Bradford Patrick Lofius
James Bradford Peter Morrissette
Robert Buttrill Michelle Morrow
Sarah Lull Castillo Cladia Nadeci
Eddie Chapman Julia Nash
Kimberly Cox Anthony Richards
Jane Farmer Glorie Richter
Retha Fielding Melissa Schmidt
Stan Franczyk Christopher Smith
Swany Gitchell Joann Taylor
Alcadio Gonzalez Antoinett Ursitti
Frank Gross Sharon Vieths
Ryan Hallahan Nicole Vykoukal
Dana Holmes L.C. Webb
Melinda Iverson Ruby Williams

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Next: Resources

Quick Escape

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

National Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522 or chat online at 



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