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Domestic violence is on the rise among teenager couples and being less reported by young women. Bullying in school is a good indicator for later acceptance of domestic violence

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Domestic violence

  1. 1. Domestic Violence On The Job Training Velva Boles, MD
  2. 2. Working with Domestic Abuse Prevention in Colorado Volunteer worker with Justice Department and St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colorado 1990-1994 Counseled women secured in safe houses Provided medical care for battered women
  3. 3. Working with Domestic Abuse Prevention in Colorado  Completed medical degree in 1989 at University of Pittsburgh, was in Colorado for graduate work in molecular biology at Colorado State University and general research at Center for Disease Control, CDC, Zoonotic Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado
  4. 4. Prevalence of Domestic Violence Study conducted in the 50 states (1995-1996) that poled 16,000 people, showed nearly 25% of all women and 7.6 % of all men had been raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse.
  5. 5. Data from year 2000 Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner. 33% of all female murder victims and 4% of male murder victims were at the hands of an intimate partner
  6. 6. Data from 1998 -2002 Of 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, 86% of dating partner abuse were female
  7. 7. Department of Justice 56% of women who experience partner violence are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder. 29% of all women who attempt suicide have been battered Battered women have an increase in anxiety disorders, depression and post- traumatic stress disorder
  8. 8. Stalking and Victimizing 1,006,970 women and 370,990 men are stalked annually in the United States 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime 59% of female victims and 30% of male victims are stalked by an intimate partner 31% of women stalked by an intimate partner are also sexually assaulted by that partner
  9. 9. National Women Study (2006)  13% of adult women (18-34) are victims of completed rape  These women were raped by husbands or ex-husbands (9%); fathers or stepfathers (11%); boyfriends or ex-boyfriends(10%); relatives (16%); friends and neighbors (29%).
  10. 10. Violence by Ethnicity Native Americans are victims of rape or sexual assault at more than double the rate of other racial groups Black females experience intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and 22 times the rate of women of other races Black males experience intimate partner violence at a rate 62% higher than that of white males and 22 times the rate of men of other races.
  11. 11. Violence by Ethnicity The Number One Killer of African- American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner
  12. 12. Violence by Ethnicity Texas Council on Family Violence report 64% of all Hispanic Texans have experienced some form of domestic violence (5.2 million Hispanics affected) 50% of all Hispanic Texans believe domestic violence is caused by circumstances beyond the batterers control
  13. 13. Violence by Ethnicity Project AWARE and NAWHO, of world health organization, working with Asian women, report 81.1% of the women in study experienced at least one form of intimate partner violence
  14. 14. Teens• Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner• In a study of 724 adolescent mothers, between the ages of 12 -18, one of every eight pregnant adolescents reported having been physically assaulted by the father of her baby during the preceding months.
  15. 15. Same Sex: LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transvestite) 11% of lesbians and 15% gay men reported violence at the hands of their partners (2003 National survey) 15.4% of same-sex (male) reported being raped, physically assaulted and stalked; 10% same-sex (female) reported such violence.
  16. 16. Domestic Violence and the Workplace Some abusive partners may try to stop women from working by calling them frequently during the day or coming to their place of work unannounced 50% of battered women who are employed are harassed at work by their abusive partners
  17. 17. Domestic Violence and Children In Michigan, 46.7% of low-income pre- school children were exposed to at least one incident of violence in the family. Children exposed to violence suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder expressed as bed-wetting, nightmares, headaches, gastrointestinal complaints and behavioral disorders.
  18. 18. Observations31 year old mother of three second visit inshelterNew Year Eve’s Emergency RoomexperienceChildhood memory of neighbor boy’s story