Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg stopped by the County Cable Montgomery studios this morning to tape an edition of the Council Close Up with host Susan Kenedy.
Councilmember Trachtenberg joined Dr. Sheryl Brissett-Chapman, Ed.D, ACSW, and Executive Director of the National Center for Children and Families and Chief Deputy Sheriff Darren Popkin for a roundtable discussion about the Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) and the critical work being done at this one-stop center to help families dealing with the devastating effects of domestic violence.
Councilmember Trachtenberg made the point that this is an issue that affects everyone’s life, either personally or and through knowing a friend or family member secretly dealing this with private physical and emotional abuse. Dr. Brisset-Chapman added that the children exposed to this situation will often go on to abuse their own children and violently act out in society as well. So, since domestic violence touches everyone in one way or another, it is up to all of us to do what we can to find ways to bring and end to the violence.
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