Niagara County Domestic Violence Coordinator Susan LaRose was the guest speaker for the Security and law Enforcement and Health Occupation Technician classes at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. Mrs. LaRose said that one in four women have experienced domestic violence in her lifetime and domestic violence can happen to anyone. She told the classes it affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and all education levels and that domestic violence can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, economic and psychological abuse. She explained to students that domestic abuse is rooted in power and control it’s never caused by making someone angry or upset and it is never justified or excusable. Although it occurs most often in intimate partners whether they are married or not it can also happen to parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the immediate family.