Resources for Combatting Domestic Violence

David Morrill
Jan 10, 2020

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Over Christmas break, the Bellingham School District lost Sunnyland Elementary School principal Lynn Heimsoth and her therapy dog to a senseless and tragic act of domestic violence. Our hearts are with the entire community. The response team in Bellingham has done an amazing job of supporting their schools and community through tough times. We can't do much, but we can offer some resources to support school leaders across the state.

If you're a principal or assistant principal, you almost definitely have some staff members who at one point or another, have encountered domestic violence. According to data from the US Center for Disease Control, one in four women (and one in 10 men) have been victims of domestic violence. One in three teens have experienced dating violence. Help and resources are out there. Check out this great list of resources provided by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and while you're at it, make sure you know how to find your local support center. 

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