Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness
"October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Numerous ways exist to enhance prevention efforts in your community. A key strategy in preventing domestic violence, often called intimate partner violence, is promoting respectful, nonviolent relationships."
(CDC, 2018, retrieved on August 25, 2018, from the website: https://www.cdc.gov/features/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html).
Overcoming Domestic Violence
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence or 'intimate partner violence'--IPV exhibit "patterns of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship:" (The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2019).
- In the United States, according to government statistics: Each year, four million domestic violence assaults occur nationally.
- Nearly 1 in 5 adult women and about 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- About 1 in 6 women and 1 in 12 men have experienced contact sexual violence from an intimate partner (this includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and unwanted sexual contact).
- Ten percent of women and 2 percent of men report having been stalked by an intimate partner.
(The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2018).
October 2019 Event & Ongoing Educational Launch
Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness in Community Partnership
Join in and wear this t-shirt featured below, help increase, and facilitate awareness!
- T-Shirt Inscription
- Say NO, to Domestic Violence
- "Domestic Violence Awareness"
- Available at the online store, URL Link: http://www.mdemllc.org/Store
- Merchandise Cost: $21.99
- Sales Tax: $ 1.70
- Shipping & Handling Charges: $ 8.00
- Total: $31.69
- Proceeds will go toward serving the community with ongoing educational and awareness events.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline. (2018). Get the Facts & Figures. Austin, Texas: The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website. Retrieved July 15, 2018, from website http://www.thehotline.org/