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For Immediate Release:
October 03, 2011
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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Vice Chairwoman Edmonson and Dr. Bendross-Mindingall attend No More Broken Hearts Workshop against domestic violence

Vice Chairwoman Edmonson and Dr. Bendross-Mindingall at domestic violence workshop.
Photo by Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County


Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joined School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall on Saturday, September 25, 2011 for the "No More Broken Hearts Workshop," held at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22 Ave., Miami.  The workshop, organized by Dr. Bendross-Mindingall, aimed to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of domestic violence on the development of children and to a community as a whole.  Regrettably, the incidence of domestic violence in our society is high.  Here are some facts: 1. 85% of domestic violence victims are women; 2. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police; and 3. Witnessing violence between one's parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.