DRLA Director and Associate Professor Dr. Reggie Ferreira spoke to The Advocate about the connections between disasters and intimate partner violence. This article contextualizes research being conducted with Professor Dr. Fred Buttell within an increase in intimate violence reports in the Baton Rouge, LA area, including a specific instance in Zachary, LA.
Before reading the article, please note it does contain descriptions of violence.
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