Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84Anniversary You're invited to Hope's Door 30th anniversary Luncheon & Fashion Show Anniversary You're invited to Hope's Door 30th anniversary Luncheon & Fashion Show benefitting Hope’s Door 30 anniversary th Luncheon and Fashion Show SEPTEMBER 16 F R I D A Y 11:30 AMTO 1:00 PM HILTON GRANITE PARK FORTICKETSVISIT HOPESDOORINC.ORG/EVENTS goodADVICE Rich in Kindness WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE by Dr. Dean Beckloff | Contributor We see violence erupting in families. Just recently, a woman shot and killed her two daughters as a result of losing a court battle with her ex-husband. And behind closed doors, too many children are living in fear of the abuse that they either witness or receive upon themselves. Abuse is a terrifying thing and has horrible consequences. Abused children grow up with harsh anxieties, intense fears and burning angers. Children who witness abuse grow up with distorted perceptions of reality. And as most of us now know, these children often grow up to be abusive adults to their own families— and so the violence continues and is perpetuated. Changes need to occur in order for our children to grow up strong, resilient and capable. Science tells us rats that live in cages with rich supplies of what they need and enjoy, are much less violent and more playful and caring with each other. That if their environments are healthy, healing and caring, the rats respond with greater kindness and lose their addictions. This tells us something about us. We need better, healthier and enriching “cages.” Our society, our cities and finally our homes need to be rich in love, in kindness, in healing and rich in community with each other. And of course, free from violence. WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 1Speakupandspeakout. If you suspect abuse, there are hotlines in every state for you to call in anonymously. These folks need help. That’s what the hotlines are for, not for “telling on people,” but to get these families the help and resources they need. If we don’t speak out, we will not only condone but will also allow a situation to get potentially worse. If we do speak out, the situation may be reversed. 2If you see parents becoming overly frustrated with their child, be gentle and not condemning. All of us need understanding. I’ve seen parents yelled at for problems with their child in public. We all need a helping, not hurting hand.