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Workshop strengthens, aids victims of abuse

March 25, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Sheila Ruffin drapes blankets on a participant in the From Victim to Victor domestic abuse workshop at Russell Chapel CME on March 24. The blankets symbolize emotions, such as shame and fear, which prevent a victim of domestic abuse from getting help. Women then removed the blankets to symbolize shedding those emotions and gaining strength to stop abuse.

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