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Posted by ECDVC Victim Advocate
5.4.2016 10:23 PM

 

"But Isn't Divorce a Sin?" by Advocate via The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Religious beliefs are extremely personal and can have a powerful influence on a person’s life. A rich religious or spiritual life can provide meaning and purpose, as well as comfort and hope during dark moments. Unfortunately, in an abusive relationship a victim’s religious beliefs can be used against them.

 

Posted by ECDVC Victim Advocate
5.3.2016 3:23 PM

 

This Is Why I Didn’t Tell You He Was Beating Me by Janice Fuller-Roberts via Dame Magazine
Understanding the mind-set of a victim of domestic violence is almost impossible to do. Unless, like this writer, you’ve been one.

Posted by ECDVC Victim Advocate
4.4.2016 7:49 PM

 

I Didn't Just Fall Down the Stairs by Shawna Kenney via Dame Magazine
Janay Palmer is not ready to share her story yet, and she may never. But she has inspired other women to, like this writer, who suffered at the hands of an ex 20 years ago.

Posted by ECDVC Victim Advocate
3.31.2016 11:16 PM

 

More Resources Needed to Help Domestic Violence Victims Regain Financial Independence via NNEDV News


New data finds that nearly 400 domestic violence programs reported financial assistance as a significant unmet need in 2015.

Posted by ECDVC Victim Advocate
2.18.2016 10:33 AM

 

A Glimpse From the Field: How Abusers Are Misusing Technology by Kaofeng Lee via Techsafety.org
The Safety Net Project recently surveyed victim service providers on the misuse of technology by abusers. Of the programs surveyed, 97 percent reported that the survivors they are working with experience harassment, monitoring, and threats by abusers through the misuse of technology.

Facts and Statistics

  • One in 4 women (22.3%) have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while 1 in 7 men (14.0%) have experienced the same.1

     

  • One in 6 women (15.2%) reported to have been stalked during their lifetime, compared to 1 in 19 men (5.7%).1

     

  • Nearly 1 in 5 women (19.3%) and 1 in 59 men (1.7%) have been raped in their lifetime.1

     

  •  Among high school students who dated, 21% of females and 10% of males experienced physical and/or sexual dating violence.2

     

  • About 35% of women who were raped as minors also were raped as adults compared to 14% of women without an early rape history.3   

     

  • More than a quarter of male victims of completed rape (28%) were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger.3

     

  • Among adult victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, 22% of women and 15% of men first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.2

     

  • Only about half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police.4

     

  • In the United States, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.1

     

  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive approximately 20,800 calls.5

 

REFERENCES

  1. Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Basile KC, Walters ML, Chen J, Merrick MT. Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization—National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011. MMWR 2014; 63(SS-8): 1-18.

     

  2. Vagi KJ, Olsen EOM, Basile KC, Vivolo-Kantor AM. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. JAMA Pediatrics 2015; 169(5):474-482.

     

  3. Black MC, Basile KC, Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Walters ML, Merrick MT, Chen J, Stevens MR. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2011.

     

  4. Lawrence A. Greenfeld et al. (1998). Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. Bureau of Justice Statistics Factbook. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice. NCJ #167237. Available from National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

     

  5. National Network to End Domestic Violence (2015). ’14 domestic violence counts national summary. Retrieved from http://nnedv.org/downloads/Census/DVCounts2014/DVCounts14_NatlSummaryColor-2.pdf. viiCampbell, J.C., Webster, D., Koziol-McLain, J., Block, C., Campbell, D., Curry, M. A., Gary, F., Glass, N., McFarlane, J., Sachs, C., Sharps, P., Ulrich, Y., Wilt, S., Manganello, J., Xu, X., Schollenberger, J., Frye, V. & Lauphon, K. (2003). Risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships: Results from a multisite case control study. American Journal of Public Health, 93(7), 1089-1097.

National Network to End Domestic Violence,

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2015 Reports

Full Report [16 pgs PDF]
National Summary [1 pg PDF]

Resources

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
NO MORE Campaign
Break the Cycle Campaign
Men Stopping Violence
Domesticshelters.org
Tear Away Flyer.pdf
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