Domestic Violence PSA

by Destiny Foster

Domestic Violence

- 70% of women worldwide will experience domestic violence

- 3 women everyday are murdered everyday by a former or current male partner

- 1 in 7 men who will be victims of domestic violence by their partner

- A women is 70 times more likely to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.

- 10,000,000 children are exposed to domestic violence every year

  • - Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families
  • - At least 1/3 of the families using New York City’s family shelter system are homeless due to domestic violence.

  • Abuse is a cycle

    1. Abuse - Your partner will lash out at you with belittling and violent behavior.

    2. Guilt - Your partner will fell guilt but not because they are abusing you its more about being caught

    3. Excuses - Your abuser will probably but the blame on you and tell you that what he is doing is for the best and will say he/she will get better soon.

    4. Normal behavior - the abuser will regain control and keep the victim in the relationship. He/she may act as if nothing has happened, or he/she may turn on the charm. This peaceful honeymoon phase may give the victim hope.

    5. Fantasy - the abuser begins to fantasize about abusing you again. He/she spends a lot of time thinking about what you’ve done wrong and how he'll/she'll make you pay.

    6. Set up - Your abuser sets you up and puts his plan in motion, creating a situation where he can justify abusing you. ( Then the cycle starts all over again )

    Domestic Violence Story

    Start @ 2:55 and End at 7:23.

    I agree with Leslie when she says to break the silence. I also think that everyone should have more education about domestic violence because Leslie thought that she was in love with a troubled man and that it was normal. Everyone should know the signs and how to tell your friends and family about what is happening in the home.

    Domestic violence from a child's POV