What is Domestic Violence Types of Abuse Who are Victims? Who are Abusers?
Types of Abuse • Physical Abuse • Verbal Abuse • Sexual Abuse • Isolation
Types of Abuse • Coercion • Harassment • Economic Control • Abusing Trust
Types of Abuse • Threats and Intimidation • Emotional Withholding • Destruction of Property • Self-Destructive Behaviors
Who are theVictims?• 85% women who are abused by their husband or boyfriends.• Teenaged, pregnant and disabled women are especially at risk.• Men can be victims, too.
Children – Direct /Indirect Victims• Abused themselves• Forced to see parent abused• Threats of harm to them• View abuse as natural• Filled with tension and violence
Teenagers• Experience dating violence• May not seek help
LGBT Households May not seek help because •Don’t believe/know help is available •Fear mistreatment due to sexual orientation
Seniors/People with Disabilities • Abused by spouse/partner • Abused by children or caretaker • Physically unable to defend themselves • Physically unable to report abuse
Anyone can be a Victim…
Who are the Abusers? D e ny ab use Mak e lig of vi ht olen epi s t ode Blame victim
Abusers • Know what they’re doing • Know what they want from their victims • Not acting out of anger • Not only reacting to stress • Not because of drugs and alcohol
Abuse Is a Learned Behavior • Not a natural reaction to an outside event • Not normal to behave in a violent manner • Seeing abuse, often in the home • Reinforced when abusers are not held responsible for their acts
Abusers May Even… • Express remorse • Be hard workers • Be witty, charming, etc. • Be loving parents
Cycle of Violence
Cycle of ViolenceA pologies Honeymoon Phase Gifts Promises
Cycle of Violence Tension-Building Phase
Cycle of Violence Abusive Incident
Domestic Violence in Maryland Facts and Statistics about Domestic Violence in MarylandFrom:http://mnadv.org/about-domestic-violence/domestic-violence-in-maryland/
MNADV• About the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence• Domestic Violence and Services in Maryland• Domestic Violence Shelters in Maryland• Funding in Maryland
Peace and Protective Order Statistics From the Maryland Judiciary Statistical Digest 2008-20092010 Annual Report: Crime Statistics
Domestic Violence-Related Crimes in MD Reported by the Maryland State PoliceCrime in Maryland: 2010 Uniform Crime Report The entire report of all reported Maryland crimes is available as a PDF here. Caution: this is an extremely large file.
Domestic Violence Services Provided National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)The latest report for Maryland is available as a PDF here.
Links to Services MNADV • What is Domestic Violence • Brochures • Children and Teens • Deaths in Maryland • Domestic Violence in Maryland • Domestic Violence in The United States • Health Care • Special Populations • Technology
Criminal and Family Law Links• Web links to your local State’s Attorney Office• Web links to your local police department or sheriff’s office• Family Services through Maryland’s Circuit Courts• Maryland Judiciary’s Domestic Relations Forms Page (information• The Women’s Law Center (WLC) of MarylandWLC’s Family Law Hotline: 1-800-845-8550 (Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
Domestic Violence-Related Deaths Deaths
Domestic Violence in the US Nearly 1 in 4 women and just over 1 in 10 men in the U.S. • Bureau of Justice Statistics • National and Statewide Data Resource Center
National ResourcesAmerican Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Domestic ViolenceBatterer Intervention Services Coalition of MichiganBattered Women’s Justice ProjectDomestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI)Futures Without ViolenceNational Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Dept.National Resource Center on Domestic ViolenceNational Organization for Women (NOW)National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)The Violence Against Women Office (OVW)Violence Against Women Onl