If you are in immediate danger please dial 911.
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Definition of Domestic Violence: Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence(IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship. Definition from https://www.thehotline.org/. This is Something that many people do not know, and sometimes do not realize when they themselves are in an abusive relationship.
You are not alone.
Did you know….
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, and pushing).(NCADV)
1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.(NCADV)
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. (NCADV)
1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. (NCADV)