KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Tuesday-Thursday, 6/29-10-7/1/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Joyce Hubbard, Public Health Nurse Consultant, says battering on women is the most under reported crime in America. And that includes Santa Cruz County. During Tuesday's interview, she says violence is characterized by: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Economic Abuse, Isolation, Emotional Abuse, Control, or Verbal Abuse. She says victims should try to get out of the house and call 911 for help. On Wednesday's show, Hubbard says violence in the home is deeply rooted in a family’s culture and it takes a real effort for a woman to free herself and her children from the cycle. She says eighty-five percent of domestic violence victims are women. She says battered immigrant women are threatened with deportation by their spouses or boyfriends if they seek help. She says victims should get out of the house if possible and call 911 for help. In Thursday's discussion, Hubbard says parents may abuse their children because they are frustrated and out of control, The children may grow up thinking that domestic violence is normal. She says slightly more than half of female victims of intimate partner violence live in households with children under age 12.  She says the majority of abusers were either abused themselves as children or witnessed abuse regularly.