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October 7, 2011
The Safe Place Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Topics include child exploitation investigations, physical child abuse information, bite-mark recognition, investigating child sex crimes, interviewing disabled children, and documentation caveats. Guest speakers include Dr. Tanya Hinds, Mark Hilts, Dr. David Williams, Dr. Susan Patton, Christine Carlson, and Alberta Cosner. The cost is  $30. For more information and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/areas/nursing.
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May 2, 2001
$15 million to go to prevention of family violence, teen pregnancy By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com Total number of births by mothers under age 19: 1990 = 50 1995 = 69 1999 = 79 2000 = 71 Number of teenagers having a second birth: 1996 = 26 1999 = 48 Source : Washington County Health Department. Child abuse and neglect complaints accepted for investigation: 1997 = 1,213 1998 = 1,248 1999 = 1,224 2000 = 1,381 Number of information calls to the domestic violence hotline: 1997 = 10,574 1998 = 10,701 1999 = 12,744 2000 = 12,945 Source : Washington County Department of Social Services.
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September 18, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In a coordinated community response to the increasing demand for services addressing the many aspects of family violence in the community, some concerned citizens have formed the Eastern Panhandle Coalition Against Family Violence. The group will work to educate, treat and prevent family violence through promoting public awareness, creating and instituting local public policy, working to pass legislative initiatives and securing funding for community programs.
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October 5, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In a coordinated community response to the increasing demand for services addressing the many aspects of family violence in the community, approximately 20 members of the Eastern Panhandle Coalition Against Family Violence met Sept. 23. The EPCAV works to educate, treat and prevent family violence through promoting public awareness, influencing local public policy, working to pass legislative initiatives, and securing funding for community programs that address the education, treatment and prevention of family violence.
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By AMY WALLAUER | April 13, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley and Jefferson counties could hire 11 people for a Domestic Violence Special Unit if the federal government approves a $570,000 grant request from the Eastern Panhandle Coalition Against Family Violence. Last week, the Berkeley County Commission agreed to be the lead agency on the grant to encourage domestic violence arrests and convictions, pending approval from county attorney Norwood Bentley III. Prosecuting attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs and victim assistance programs in Jefferson and Berkeley counties are supporting the project, which will fund several new positions: A special prosecutor and a clerk for each county and a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department trained to handle domestic violence cases and track them.
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March 29, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - A panel of experts on domestic violence will lead a discussion on the effects of abuse on individuals and on the community at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. Speakers will be Barbara Martin, CEO of Heartly House Inc.; Teresa Bean, chief of the domestic violence unit for the state's attorney's office; Colleen Moore, program coordinator for the Family Violence and Response...
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By AMY WALLAUER | April 3, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A necklace with life-saving potential is available in Berkeley County. On Thursday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department unveiled a plan to use the Abused Women's Active Response Emergency necklace - a call button that women can wear and use to summon police when their lives are threatened. About 12 will be available to women in Berkeley County, said Ann Lindstrom, public relations manager for ADT Security Services Inc., which is providing the service for free.
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By DAVE McMILLION | April 15, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A police civil service commission has upheld Berkeley County Sheriff Ronald Jones' decision to fire a deputy over a family violence protective order that was filed against the officer. Because Deputy Richard Burrell continues to have a criminal domestic battery charge pending against him and because of the nature of the allegations in the criminal charges, Burrell's ability to represent the department "in a reputable manner has been compromised," the Berkeley County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission ruled Friday.
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November 12, 1997
Community briefs Board, commission to canvass votes CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet with the Jefferson County Commissioners at 9 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse to conduct a final canvass of votes cast in the school system's Nov. 1 excess levy election. The meeting is open to the public. Pre-law lecture set for Emmitsburg EMMITSBURG, Md. - Gary Hartman, a Gettysburg, Pa., attorney featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" news program, will be the keynote speaker at a pre-law lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg.
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by Lynn Little | December 3, 2004
The holiday season is a time when family love, harmony and togetherness are fostered by songs, advertisements and the media. While this might come true for some families, the holidays also can be a period of increased family stress. The increased pressures families experience during this time of year are demonstrated by research that finds increased family violence during the holiday period. Families experience stress whenever they undergo change. During the holiday season, many of the routines families develop are disrupted.
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October 7, 2011
The Safe Place Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Topics include child exploitation investigations, physical child abuse information, bite-mark recognition, investigating child sex crimes, interviewing disabled children, and documentation caveats. Guest speakers include Dr. Tanya Hinds, Mark Hilts, Dr. David Williams, Dr. Susan Patton, Christine Carlson, and Alberta Cosner. The cost is  $30. For more information and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/areas/nursing.
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March 29, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - A panel of experts on domestic violence will lead a discussion on the effects of abuse on individuals and on the community at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave. Speakers will be Barbara Martin, CEO of Heartly House Inc.; Teresa Bean, chief of the domestic violence unit for the state's attorney's office; Colleen Moore, program coordinator for the Family Violence and Response...
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 11, 2005
By MARIE GILBERT marieg@herald-mail.com PINESBURG Hours after a game, Cheryl Finchek still sees pitches flying past her bat. "I relive every ball and strike," the softball player from Pittsburgh said. "It's like I have a replay machine in my brain. " "I'm sure a lot of domestic-violence victims have that same machine," she added. "Except it replays a lot of bad stuff. " Finchek was among the softball players who gathered Saturday for the 14th annual Women In Sports Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament, benefiting CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused)
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by Lynn Little | December 3, 2004
The holiday season is a time when family love, harmony and togetherness are fostered by songs, advertisements and the media. While this might come true for some families, the holidays also can be a period of increased family stress. The increased pressures families experience during this time of year are demonstrated by research that finds increased family violence during the holiday period. Families experience stress whenever they undergo change. During the holiday season, many of the routines families develop are disrupted.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 20, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com MOUNT AETNA - Bob Mulkern has been a truck driver and an educator. There were times the new principal of Mount Aetna Adventist Elementary School was both - at the same time. "I originally got into trucking to supplement my teaching salary," Mulkern said. He said the two professions were quite complementary. After spending time with a bunch of energetic children, Mulkern said he relished the hours on the road, where he could be alone with his thoughts and his prayers.
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September 18, 2004
MOUNT AETNA - Bob Mulkern has been a truck driver and an educator. And there were times the new principal of Mount Aetna Adventist Elementary School was both ... at the same time. "I originally got into trucking to supplement my teaching salary," Mulkern said. Surprisingly, he said the two professions were quite complementary. After spending time with a bunch of energetic children, Mulkern said he relished the hours on the road where he could be alone with his thoughts and his prayers.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
$15 million to go to prevention of family violence, teen pregnancy By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com Total number of births by mothers under age 19: 1990 = 50 1995 = 69 1999 = 79 2000 = 71 Number of teenagers having a second birth: 1996 = 26 1999 = 48 Source : Washington County Health Department. Child abuse and neglect complaints accepted for investigation: 1997 = 1,213 1998 = 1,248 1999 = 1,224 2000 = 1,381 Number of information calls to the domestic violence hotline: 1997 = 10,574 1998 = 10,701 1999 = 12,744 2000 = 12,945 Source : Washington County Department of Social Services.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 15, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A police civil service commission has upheld Berkeley County Sheriff Ronald Jones' decision to fire a deputy over a family violence protective order that was filed against the officer. Because Deputy Richard Burrell continues to have a criminal domestic battery charge pending against him and because of the nature of the allegations in the criminal charges, Burrell's ability to represent the department "in a reputable manner has been compromised," the Berkeley County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission ruled Friday.
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By DON AINES | April 15, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A table was set in the fellowship hall of the Central Presbyterian Church for 14 people who will never show up. They were the 13 women and one man who have died as a result of domestic violence in Franklin and Fulton counties over the past decade. A 15th place setting represented victims from before 1988 and others who are unknown. "An Empty Place at the Table" was part of the seventh annual Vigil Against Violence, sponsored by Women In Need Victim Services Inc., but the night also was about survivors of domestic violence.
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By AMY WALLAUER | April 13, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley and Jefferson counties could hire 11 people for a Domestic Violence Special Unit if the federal government approves a $570,000 grant request from the Eastern Panhandle Coalition Against Family Violence. Last week, the Berkeley County Commission agreed to be the lead agency on the grant to encourage domestic violence arrests and convictions, pending approval from county attorney Norwood Bentley III. Prosecuting attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs and victim assistance programs in Jefferson and Berkeley counties are supporting the project, which will fund several new positions: A special prosecutor and a clerk for each county and a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department trained to handle domestic violence cases and track them.
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