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Save the Date for CCN Domestic Violence Conference

Save the Date! 
I am pleased to announce that my company, Creative Communication Network, will host our DVB&WPhotosecond Domestic Violence conference on Purple Shirt Day – Friday, October 20, from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m., benefiting Hope’s Door and the New Beginning Center in Garland. 
Our theme this year is, “Are We Winning the War on Domestic Violence?‘  We will have five speakers, representing diverse backgrounds and interests.  Look for more details soon on Facebook and the 15MinuteBusinessBooks.com blog. 
We will solicit financial contributions for the conference at the First Friday Book Synopsis on Friday, October 6.



Domestic Violence Statistics Shared at CCN Conference

Last October, on Purple Shirt Day, Creative Communication Network DVB&WPhotosponsored a Domestic Violence conference benefiting Hope’s Door and the New Beginning Center in Garland, Texas.

The conference was entitled “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence,” and featured five expert speakers.  You can see the flier and other information on our Facebook page here.  Note – clicking on the flier image on the left side of the screen will enlarge the entire page, so you can see the programs and speakers we hosted:


We are strongly considering hosting a similar conference this fall.  I welcome any input or comments you wish to make about that.

Last year, in my Welcoming and Introductory remarks, I shared some of the then-current statistics that were published by the U.S. Department of Justice.  If you were not with us that day, I thought you might be interested in perusing these:


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS – Current as of May 13, 2016

Source:  http://www.statisticbrain.com/domestic-violence-abuse-stats/

U.S. Department of Justice


Domestic Violence Statistics


Percent of women who have experienced domestic violence


Estimated number of domestic violence incidents per year


Victims of Domestic Violence






Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk


On average, 3 females and 1 male are murdered by their partner each day


The health costs of domestic violence yearly

$5.8 Billion

Percent of female high school students who reported being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner


Percent of teens who reported threats from their boyfriend or girlfriend to harm them or themselves to avoid a breakup.


Number of children who witness domestic violence annually

6 Million +

Number of women who are stalked by an intimate partner annually


Percent of domestic crimes reported to police


Percent of high school students that will be involved in an abusive relationship

32 %

Percent of teenage girls who say they know someone their age that has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend

40 %

Percent of all murder victims killed by their boyfriends

7 %

Percent of college females that will experience some form of dating violence

19 %

Percent of date rape victims that are young women from 14 to 17 years of age

38 %

Percent of all sexual assaults attributed to date rape

67 %

Percent young women raped who knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance

68 %

Percent of the rapes of young women that occurred in their own home or a friends or relative’s home

60 %

Percent of incidents of domestic violence involving non-married persons

40 %

Number of American women assaulted by men each year


Percent of the victims of domestic violence that are women

95 %

Percent of all emergency room calls attributed to domestic violence

3.5 %

Percent of those that abuse their partner that also physically and/or sexually abuse their children

65 %

Number of women that die each day as a result of abuse


Number of children that die each day as a result of abuse


Percent of all women who sought care in hospital emergency rooms for violence related injuries

37 %

Number of women that are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day


% of teenage girls age 14 to 17 that report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend

40 %

Percent of violent crime experienced by men attributed to violence by an intimate partner

2 %

Family violence costs to the nation in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity

$7.5 billion annually




Please Wear a Purple Shirt to the October 7 Book Synopsis

You don’t have to buy one, and we will let you in if you do not have one. But, if it is possible for you to wear a purple shirt to the October 7th First Friday Book Synopsis at the Dallas Park City Club, that would help us commemorate our charity sponsorship that day.

Our charity for the book synopsis this month is our October 21 half-day seminar, “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence,” benefiting the New Beginning Center and Hope’s Door, which are agencies dedicated to assist affected victims and families.  Creative Communication Network President Karl J. Krayer is the host and moderator for the conference.

October 21 is “Purple Shirt Day,” and wearing a purple shirt to our book synopsis, or on that day is one way to honor the victims and families who have suffered with domestic violence.

You can click HERE for complete information about the October 21 seminar, including a preview of the program and speakers.

You can register for the seminar or make a donation by clicking HERE

You can register for the First Friday Book Synopsis on October 7 by clicking HERE.

Here is a flier for the October 21 conference:

The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence.pages

Save the Date! CCN to Sponsor Domestic Violence Workshop on October 21

Save the date!

I am excited to announce that Creative Communication Network will sponsor a half-day workshop on Domestic Violence this fall.  The exact date is Friday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.  This is purple shirt day.  We will meet at First United Methodist Church in Garland, Texas.

The exact title is “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence.”  I will be the host and moderator for the session, which features expert speakers on a variety of topics.

This is also the charity recipient for the First Friday Book Synopsis at the Park City Club in Dallas on Friday, October 7.  We will collect donations to the New Beginning Center, which is an agency in Garland that supports victims of domestic violence.

The conference is targeted for these purposes:

  • Leave informed – You will hear trends, updates, problems, progress, and opportunities.
  • Consider for yourself – Are we winning the war against Domestic Violence?
  • Hear from expert speakers who are involved in a variety of interventions.

The program is as follows:

Corporate Interventions in Domestic Violence – Kathryn Klepak, Director of Human Resources – City of Garland

Community Responses to Domestic Violence – Erin Kincaid, Manager of Community Education, New Beginning Center

Educational and Faith-Based Interventions in Domestic Violence – Monique Herrera, Community Educator, New Beginning Center

Law Enforcement Interventions in Domestic Violence – Wayne Sherriff, Detective for Domestic Investigations and Sex Crimes – City of Garland

Victim Interventions – “Four Ways it Ends With You” – Carmen Coreas, Creative Communication Network

We will also end with a forum discussion, where participants can ask questions of the speakers.

Stay tuned!  Registration information will be available shortly on a variety of web sites.