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Connecting Chronic Illness And Domestic Abuse

Dec 4, 2013

Domestic abuse isn’t a new problem, but a recent study about it may surprise you. It turns out that the victims suffer high rates of chronic illnesses.

Kansas City agencies offer help for victims of domestic abuse.
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In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we discuss why that is and take a critical look at the resources available for domestic abuse victims in Kansas City and what’s missing from the conversation when it comes to improving the options available.


  • L.J. Kaufman, a local attorney, college professor and author of It's Never A Secret
  • Janée Hanzlick, executive director of Safe Home
  • Jennifer Braunschweiger, deputy editor, MORE magazine

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, these resources can help:

Kansas City metro area domestic violence agencies and 24-hour hotlines provide shelter, counseling and advocacy services.