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Preventing Domestic Violence Among People with Disabilities

A 12-Part, Year-Long Series 

Life with disability can create a fertile breeding ground for domestic violence since it also leads to dependence on another person for everyday physical needs.
The problem is not limited to one gender but the prevalence seems to be much more significant for women. Estimates show that at least 85% of women with disabilities are victims of domestic violence.

To bring awareness to this issue, as well as information to assist those who might be facing abuse or at-risk, Friends’ Health Connection is offering an unprecedented online lecture series involving many of the country’s leading organizations in the field. We have assembled speakers who not only know the domestic violence side of the issue but who also can speak about abuse in the context of disabilities. Our next session, Screening for Domestic Violence with Dr. Sara Plummer, will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Our Founder's Book

Roxanne Black-Weisheit, Fouder and Executive Director of Friends' Health Connection, wrote a book titled UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS: Finding Hope and Healing in the Face of Illness.

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We have members looking for friends with the following conditions.  If you have one of these medical conditions, please add it to your profile.
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  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Aorta Dissection
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Hyperplasia
  • Janus Kinase 2 (Positive JAK2)
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neurogenic Bowel
  • Optic Glioma
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor 
  • Stiff Person Syndrome
  • Strabismus

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Over the past 25 years, Friends’ Health Connection has become a leading source for individuals facing health challenges - as well as caregivers and survivors - to find and connect with others who have been through the same, and who could truly understand. We are also known as a source for conversation surrounding health and wellness topics.

Our online community features free talks by some of the world’s top thought-leaders, authors, self-help experts and celebrity guests who share their insights and life experiences. Membership is free.

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