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amidst
in or into the middle of

advocacy
the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal

alleviate
a) to make (something, such as pain or suffering) more bearable b) to partially remove or correct (something undesirable)

absenteeism
prolonged absence of an owner from his or her property

accompanied
a) to go along with in order to provide assistance, protection, or companionship b) to occur or exist at the same time

astounding
a) causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness b) causing wonder or astonishment

betrayal
a) the act of betraying someone or something or the fact of being betrayed : violation of a person's trust or confidence, of a moral standard, etc. b) revelation of something hidden or secret

belittling
expressing disparagement

bystanders
one who is present but not taking part in a situation or event : a chance spectator

CEUs
Continuing Education Units

CPAIP
Partner Abuse Intervention Professionals

counsel
a) a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations b) an opinion suggesting a wise or proper course of action c) a person who gives advice especially professionally d) an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue

cognitive
of, relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity (such as thinking, reasoning, or remembering)

cohabitation
to share a home and have a sexual relationship

compensation
a) payment to another for a loss or injury b) something (as money) that is given or received in return for goods or services c) the act of offering money in exchange for goods or services

comprehensive
a) covering everything or all important points b) not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to c) trying all possibilities

confidential
not known or meant to be known by the general populace

consequences
a) a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause b) an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning

contention
a) an idea or opinion that is put forth in a discussion or debate b) an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another

DOJ
Department of Justice

domestic
a) of or relating to a household or family b) changed from the wild state so as to become useful and obedient to humans c) belonging to a particular place by birth or origin

demeaning
intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value

demonstrated
intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value

discriminate
a) to mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features of b) to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit

disproportionately
having or showing a difference that is not fair, reasonable, or expected; too large or too small in relation to something

exert
to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively

empower
a) to give official or legal power to b) to make able or possible

epidemic
exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others

embarrassment
a) the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable b) something that makes movement or progress difficult

figureheads
a) the figure on a ship's bow b) a head or chief in name only

homicide
a) a person who kills another b) a killing of one human being by another

ICDVP
Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional

ICJIA
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

IDVA
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

ILCADV
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

isolation
the state of being alone or kept apart from others

imperative
a) forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law b) impossible to do without c) needing immediate attention

LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors

LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Workers

leverage
the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly

lawmakers
a member of an organized body of persons having the authority to make laws

legislation
a) the action of legislating b) the enactments of a legislator or a legislative body c) a matter of business for or under consideration by a legislative body

misconceptions
a false idea or belief

nagging
causing worry or anxiety

nefarious
not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable

nondiscriminatory
not discriminatory : fair, equitable

obsessive
caused by or suggestive of an irresistible urge

obligations
a) something one must do because of prior agreement b) something (as money) which is owed

oppression
a state or spell of low spirits

PCA
Program Council Agencies

PAIS
Partner Abuse Intervention Service

provision
a) something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends b) provisions plural substances intended to be eaten

perpetrators
to carry through (as a process) to completion

possessions
transportable items that one owns

proportions
a) something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group b) the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things c) the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something

prosecution
the doing of an action

reframing
to frame (something) again and often in a different way

recognition
a) ability to positively identify someone or something b) the state of being publicly acknowledged or known for something (such as an achievement)

spectrum
a) a continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed (as by passage through a prism) so that its component wavelengths are arranged in order, ny of various continua that resemble a color spectrum in consisting of an ordered arrangement by a particular characteristic (such as frequency or energy b) a continuous sequence or range, kinds of organisms associated with a particular situation (such as an environment), a range of effectiveness against pathogenic organisms

survivors
a) to come safely through b) to continue to operate or to meet one's needs

sophisticated
a) deprived of native or original simplicity: such as highly complicated or developed, having a refined knowledge of the ways of the world cultivated especially through wide experience b) devoid of grossness: such as finely experienced and aware, intellectually appealing

suffocating
tending or serving to suffocate or overpower

traumatic
causing great and lasting pain or distress

undermine
to make (someone or something) weaker or less effective usually in a secret or gradual way

undermining
a gradual weakening, loss, or destruction

VLC
Virtual Legal Clinic

violence
a) the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy, an instance of violent treatment or procedure b) injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation c) intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force, the violence of the storm, vehement feeling or expression, an instance of such action or feeling, a clashing or jarring quality

victimization
a) to make a victim of b) to subject to deception or fraud

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