What Is Domestic Abuse?

{“A PATTERN of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Including methods of Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Financial and Psychological abuse. Also including stalking.”}  ​As stated by the US Department of Justice

Psychological Abuse
Physical Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Financial Abuse
Sexual Abuse
What To Do?

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  • The US Surgeon General has declared domestic violence as the #1 health concern in the United States at the present moment.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors.
  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • A woman is beaten every 9 seconds in the United States.
  • 74% of Americans personally know someone who is or has been abused
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.
  • Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Domestic violence victims face high rates of depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional distress.
  • Domestic violence contributes to poor health for many survivors including chronic conditions such as heart disease or gastrointestinal disorders.

The Cycle of Abuse

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).

Cycle of Abuse
Cycle of Abuse

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