Children Exposed to Domestic Abuse / State Senator Sheila Kuehl (October 2001)

A recent salon featured State Senator Sheila Kuehl who spoke about children in domestic abuse situations and what can be done to help them. Senator Kuehl, an Everychild Advisory Board Member, is the state’s preeminent authority on this topic in legislative circles. She has authored numerous bills addressing this growing problem. She discussed the magnitude of the problem in our state, its root causes and some promising programs that Everychild could consider for a possible future grant. Such programs have proven to provide effective assistance to these children and include art therapy for the very young and theatrical presentations by students about abuse for older students.