Give Back a Smile
AACD Charitable Foundation
Domestic violence has potential long term emotional and behavioral effects for the victim. Flashbacks and nightmares, low self-esteem, and anxiety are just some of the consequences of these destructive relationships. Victims often stay in these relationships because the abuser will make them feel guilty, they have no money and no place to go, and attempts to leave in the past have led to more violence.
For those women that have been able to break free, we have tried to assist them in putting their life back together by fixing teeth that have damaged in domestic abuse and/or neglect. Through the AACD’s Give Back A Smile Program, women in our community are screened and referred to us for evaluation. In the next Blog, I will share with you some of our recent experiences.