Friday, December 20, 2013

Local Woman Vows to Combat Domestic Violence through National Research

Parents of Adult Children who are Victims and/or Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

 Columbia, PA – Local PhD student launches a survey targeted for parents of adult children who are either a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence. The survey outlines topics ranging from the types of assistance provided to coping strategies. This is a first attempt at documenting parental outcomes of depression when faced with their adult child's experience with domestic violence.
"If adult children experience negative life events and stressors, then their parents experience negative mental health outcomes because parents allow relationships to define them," says Sherry Welsh, Licensed Social Worker. Volunteers are needed to participate in a one-time, 15-20 minute survey that will explore the effects on parents when an adult child is either a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence. 
To take this domestic violence survey, go to:
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Sherry Welsh at

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