Domestic Violence

Learn more about it and how to stop it.

What is Domestic Violence?

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence


noun

  1. 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.
Effects of Domestic Violence

Website on domestic violence and it's effects.

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)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
Willow Domestic Violence Center

This is a local center for domestic violence victims. If you know any victims, have them get help here.