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Understanding Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is found in all kinds of relationships and families. Domestic violence includes not only physical assault, but emotional, sexual and economic abuse. Abusers use anger and intimidation to control their intimate partners, parents, children or other family members.
Domestic violence is unfortunately widespread in our society. Experts estimate that 25% of women and 8% of men in the United States have been physically and/or sexually abused during their adulthood.
The consequences of domestic violence can be deadly. About one-third of female murder victims and 4 percent of male murder victims are killed by their partners.
The consequences of abuse also include serious physical injuries and chronic health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, arthritis, migraine headaches, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, and addictions to nicotine and/or alcohol. Female abuse victims also suffer from an increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Children of abusers are at risk for depression, withdrawal, poor performance in school, aggressive behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, health problems such as stomach aches and headaches, and suicide.
If you are an abuser or abuse victim, we can help. Please contact us or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233).