Leisa Mukai

Domestic Violence, the Shadow Pandemic

I recently attended the Stanford Criminal Justice Center Zoom panel discussion on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence. The panelists were CEO of Just Solutions Lisalyn Jacobs, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the Domestic Violence Unit for King County Prosecutors Office David Martin and Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Journalism at American University in […]

COVID-19 Safety Measures Cause Spike in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ Interpersonal and domestic violence has been spiking globally as countries implement Covid-19 reduction measures. Interpersonal violence dynamics are based on an imbalance of power and control in relationships. One person may dominate another through threat of physical violence to the victim, the victim’s children […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Just as the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips announce spring, nonprofits, government agencies and community members plant blue and silver pinwheels to acknowledge Child Abuse Prevention month. Unfortunately, there has been a 6% rise in child abuse and neglect between 2014 and 2018. According to Prevent Child Abuse Utah, 1 in 10 children will be abused […]

Family Resources While Socially Isolating-Keeping the Kids Engaged

Resource Suggestions from our Community  These are unprecedented times.  COVID 19, for those who are healthy, has mandated a community wide, unexpected Staycation.  Our community partners have been sharing some wonderful resources to assist with the challenges of housebound families and cultural inclusivity tips for organizations providing resources for the underserved.  Entertainment Suggestions from Wasatch […]

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Missing From the Table

Missing from the Table Locations: Wasatch Library 465 East 1200 South Heber, UT 84032 Contact: Juan Lee Juan Lee <JLee@wasatch.utah.gov> Kamas Library 110 North Main Street, Kamas UT 84036 Lee Whiting lwhiting@summitcounty.org Heber Health Department 55 500 East Heber, UT 84032 Trudy Brereton <tbrereton@wasatch.utah.gov> Summit County Courthouse 60 North Main Street, Coalville UT 84017 Janna […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

  Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The “Day of Unity” soon evolved into a week, and in October of 1987, the first National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. In 1989 Congress passed Public […]

Cut It Out

The Peace House Awareness program provides a variety of presentations to the community and to numerous organizations.  CUT IT OUT, a unique presentation provided by Peace House, is a national program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund.  This program builds awareness of domestic violence and educates salon professionals on how to recognize warning signs, […]

With the coronavirus, Peace House is adapting and modifying our services to keep staff safe and to continue to support individuals and families in crisis to escape violence and heal from the associated trauma. This includes using technology to provide some services. The best way to access any of Peace House's services is by calling our 24/7 support line at 800-647-9161 Read More
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