- What is Domestic Abuse/Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence?
- Domestic Abuse is an ongoing, cyclical pattern of coercive control in a relationship.
- Domestic Abuse is one person manipulating and controlling the other in an intimate relationship.
- Domestic Abuse is a crime
- Domestic Abuse includes 6 defined types of abuse: Verbal, Emotional, Financial, Spiritual, Sexual and Physical abuse.
2. Who are the victims of Domestic Abuse?
- ANYONE can be a victim!
- Victims are of all economic classes, races, sexual identities, ages, religions and education.
- 85% of domestic abuse victims are women. (Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003)
- One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the US. (Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1991).
- 15% of domestic abuse victims are men. (NDVH)
- 2 in 5 bisexual or gay men are victims of domestic abuse in their lifetimes. (NCADV)
- Women with…
View original post 3,070 more words