Domestic Violence Awareness

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Here are some facts:

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer combined
  • Nearly 2 in 3 female victims are related to or know their attacker
  • Lacking financial knowledge and resources is the number one indicator of whether a domestic violence victim will stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women
  • Domestic violence kills an average of 3 women each day
  • Women ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence
  • Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It affects all incomes, races and communities
  • 30% to 60% of perpetrators of domestic violence also abuse children in the household
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults
  • In 2011, The National Domestic Violence Hotline documented over 265,000 calls
    • 17,331 of those calls were from Texas
    • Texas is ranked second in national hotline call volume (second to California)
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police

Resources:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org
1-800-799-7233

Hope’s Door Plano
www.hopesdoorinc.org
972-422-7233

Emily’s Place Domestic Violence Transitional Home Plano
www.emilysplacetx.org
972-424-8284

Genesis Women’s Shelter Dallas
www.genesisshelter.org
214-942-2998

Contact Crisis Counseling
www.contactcrisisline.org
972-233-2233

Rape Crisis Center Dallas
www.dallasrapecrisis.org
672-641-RAPE

Rape Crisis Center Collin
800-886-7273

Rape Crisis Center Tarrant
817-927-2737

Runaway Hotline
800-392-3352

Articles
Addiction And Domestic Violence: A Look At The Connections
Talking to a Child Who Has Been Abused
How to Stop Bullying in Schools
When It’s Time to Go
Domestic violence against men: Know the Signs
Staying safe before and after leaving abuse
12 Steps to Protect Your Finances When Leaving an Abusive Relationship

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