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Mercy Medical Center aiding in domestic violence education

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Mercy Medical Center is helping Siouxland families, hosting its Protecting Families Fall Conference for social workers, physicians, and law enforcement officers.

The goal?  To teach those in attendance how to create a safer environment in difficult situations.

For example, recognizing the warning signs to help the public identify dating violence.

"If the boyfriend tries to isolate the girl, like to keep her away from her friends, if he likes to be very controlling, like if he wants to know where she is and where she's going every minute of everyday," said Carla Granstrom, Education Coordinator for the Mercy Child Advocacy Center.

Speakers also discussed child abuse, and a mother told her story how she lost her teenage daughter to dating violence.

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