Learn more about it and how to stop it.
What is Domestic Violence?
violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
Important Domestic Violence Facts
- Nearly 3 in every 10 women are affected by domestic violence. (about 32 million!)
- Depression is the most common symptom exhibited by survivors of domestic violence.
- Women are more affected than men but men ARE affected.
- Only 3% of women abusers are actually arrested.
What You Can Do to Help
To help you should encourage people that are a victim to get help and help them create a safety plan. Make sure that the victim is comfortable talking to you. Knowledge is power, so learn more about domestic violence to prevent it.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)