Let’s unite tin efforts to end Domestic Violence!
In 1989, October was declared the first National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since then, the month of October has been designated as a time to recognize domestic violence survivors and advocate for its victims. Every community is affected by domestic violence, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religion, or nationality. As part of a broader, systemic pattern of dominance and control, physical violence is frequently accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior. Domestic violence can cause bodily harm, psychological trauma, and even mortality. Domestic violence can have detrimental effects that span generations and last a lifetime.
Despite significant progress in reducing domestic violence, 20 individuals are physically abused by intimate partners every minute on average. This equates to more than 10 million victims of maltreatment per year. One-third of women and one-fourth of men have experienced physical abuse from an intimate partner, and one-fifth of women and one-seventh of men have experienced severe physical abuse from an intimate partner. In their homes, millions of Americans live in daily, silent dread. Additionally, millions of children are exposed to domestic violence every year. Domestic violence incidents can have long-lasting negative effects on children’s emotional well-being, as well as their social and academic functioning.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has compiled a list of useful resources for parents and caregivers, children and adolescents, mental health professionals, child welfare employees, law enforcement professionals, educators and school personnel, and policymakers.
Help someone in need! Report Domestic Violence incident or case: