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Is Domestic Violence a Bigger Problem Than We Realize?

IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOOC A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN WE REALIZE? 300C Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior, used by one person in a relationship to gain and maintain power and control over the other person. IT MAY INVOLVE [email protected]%4 SEXUAL VERBAL ABUSE ISOLATION STALKING ASSAULT AND THREATS EMOTIONAL & DESTRUCTION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSONAL PROPERTY INTIMIDATION PHYSICAL HARM TO CHILDREN ECONOMIC ANIMAL VIOLENCE CONTROL CRUELTY Domestic violence is a far-reaching problem, impacting not just the victims but their CHILDREN. Because its consequences are so significant, it ripples through our entire society. For example, the Center for Disease Control estimates that nearly Which costs over 7 MILLION OB 10B Incidents of interpersonal violence (IPV) occur $8.3 BILLION 18 AND OLDER. ANNUALY each year among U.S. women ages 0000 THE VICTIМ C0000 Almost 1 IN 3 FEMALE HOMICIDE VICTIMS are killed by an intimate partner. Domestic violence does not discriminate. According to the CDC: 36% Women 22% Women 29% Men 14% Men in the U.S. have experienced rape, have experienced "severe physical violence." This physical violence and/or stalking by might include being slammed into something, an intimate partner in their lifetime. intentionally burned, or being hit with a fist or object. 1 IN 4 WOMEN have experienced sexual violence by a partner in their lifetime. Women between the ages of Domestic violence is the most common cause of injury for A 20-24 women aged 18-44 are at the greatest risk of becoming domestic violence victims. 1 IN 5 of domestic violence experiences at least FEMALE VICTIMS one symptom of PTSD. FEMALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARE: 80% 70% 70% more likely to suffer a stroke more likely to have heart disease more likely to abuse alcohol Fame or wealth is no protection from domestic violence. The following women have all admitted to living with abuse: NIGELLA LAWSON PAMELA ANDERSON PAMELA TAYLOR HALLE BERRY (Dress for Success cofounder) LESLIE MORGAN STEINER MARIAH CAREY (magazine editor/businesswoman) MADONNA TINA TURNER WHITNEY HOUSTON RIHANNA HO0000 THE VICTIM'S CHILD C000O O OO O OOO O ) Pregnant women experiencing physical or psychological violence are more likely to have a stillbirth, premature baby, small baby, or a baby which struggles with The perpetrator receives jail time in MENTAL OR PHYSICAL LESS THAN 2% DIFFICULTIES. OF THESE CASES. 3,000,000+ When children witness domestic violence, just 1 in 4 AMERICAN CHILDREN witness domestic violence annually in their homes. cases are reported. CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN HOMES WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFTEN: X Struggle to trust the people in X Struggle to focus at school their lives X Want to get away from home X Worry about the future X Feel guilty ot blame themselves for abuse Side with the abusive partner to stay safe X Experiment with alcohol, drugs, overeating or self-harm X Put themselves at risk attempting to protect the abused parent D000 SOCIETY AT LARGE 0000 Domestic violence costs the U.S. $8.3 Billion per year through a combination of MEDICAL COSTS $5.8 BILLION LOST PRODUCTIVITY $2.5 BILLION An estimated Globally, domestic violence costs more than $8 TRILLION EVERY YEAR. O 8 MILLION DAYS OF PAID WORK ARE LOST It's more costly, in terms of money and human every year in the U.S. due to domestic violence. life, than war. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can get help 24/7 from the National Domestic Violence Hotline on 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) UNIVERSITY OF UNE NEW ENGLAND Sources

Is Domestic Violence a Bigger Problem Than We Realize?

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Domestic violence doesn't discriminate. It can affect women, men & children with no bias of age, fame or wealth. Social workers have been vital in addressing & assisting in this global issue.


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