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Eileen Dombo, assistant professor, social work, is quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on a domestic abuse symposium host by the National Catholic School of Social Service. See below.

You probably know someone who's been domestically abused

From: Catholic News Agency
Date: July 12, 2016
Author: Matt Hadro

... Ultimately, helping victims of domestic violence is about empowerment, and being honest about the problem is an important step in fighting it, Dombo said.

“I just think that the more you’re able to validate for people that nobody deserves to be treated that way, and…that behavior is not part of a healthy relationship, that’s emotional abuse or psychological abuse….to name that, the more that empowers somebody who is feeling powerless, feeling victimized, to come forward,” she stated.

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