Domestic Violence Shelter and Services hosts violence summit

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - More than 50 human relation managers and employees took advantage of a violence summit aimed at helping with domestic violence in the work place.

The Domestic Violence Shelter and Services held the event, which took place at the New Hanover County Government Complex Tuesday.

Employers across the country spend an estimated $6 billion dealing with domestic violence issues in the work place.

"Kids who grow up in domestic violence homes, they are 300 times more likely to handle any type of confrontation with violence," said Rickie Houston with the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services.  "So today when we address this issue with employers, it shows the community pulling together to prevent domestic violence."

Organizers said they are going to try to make the summit an annual event.

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