Domestic Violence II - The Facts - Men, women, and children can be victims


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It is well know that women are often the victims of domestic violence. However, men and children can also be affected by it. Learn the facts in this presentation.

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    1. 1. Domestic Violence - Part II The FactsThe Facts Men, women, and childrenMen, women, and children can be victimscan be victims By Grace Nava Associate professor of social studies This is a WOHW presentation! (World Organization for Human Welfare)
    2. 2. Fact: 31,00031,000 Globally, estimated number of children who die each year as the result of domestic violence Source: World Health Organization
    3. 3. Fact: 6,1556,155 Male 1,6831,683 Female Estimated annual USA domestic violence-related suicides Source: (Karch ,2008)
    4. 4. Fact: Approximately 1.3 million women1.3 million women 835,000 men835,000 men Annually, in the United States, are physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Source:Tjaden, P. G., Thoennes, N., National Institute of Justice (U.S.), & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). (2000)
    5. 5. Fact: In 2001 20% of women20% of women 3% of men3% of men in the United States, experienced non-fatal violent crime by an intimate partner. Source: Rennison, C. M., & United States. (2003)
    6. 6. Fact: In recent years 33% of female33% of female 4% of male4% of male Murder victims were killed by an intimate partner in the USA. Source: Rennison, C. M., & United States. (2003)
    7. 7. Fact: Domestic violence triplestriples the likelihood of physical abuse in the first 5 years of the child's life. Source: McGuigan WM, Pratt CC, 2001
    8. 8. Fact: Domestic violence tends to start mild, and escalates to worse, eventually hurting the witnesseshurting the witnesses. Source: World Health Organization
    9. 9. Fact: Domestic violence, symbolic or severe, is significantlyis significantly associated with schoolassociated with school bullyingbullying. Source: Lepistö, Luukkaala, & Paavilainen (2011)
    10. 10. Expressions of symbolic aggression: * SulkingSulking or refusing to talk about the matter * ScoldingScolding, taunting, swearing or insulting in other ways, no physical assault * ThrowingThrowing, hitting or kicking an object in anger (e.g. banging doors) * ThreateningThreatening to use physical violence Source: Lepistö, Luukkaala, & Paavilainen (2011)
    11. 11. Fact: Domestic Violence . . . Affects millions worldwidemillions worldwide Its damage goes on fromfrom generation to generationgeneration to generation Source: Krug, E. G., & World Health Organization, 2002
    12. 12. AnyoneAnyone can be a victimvictim or an abuser.abuser. Source: US Department of Justice (n.d)
    13. 13. RRecognize the characteristics . . . KKnow the facts . . . SSeek assistance . . . BBreak the generational cycle . . . STOPSTOP Domestic Violence!
    14. 14. Where to Find Help: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)
    15. 15. References: Karch DL, Lubell K. M, Friday J, Patel N & Williams DD (2008) Surveillance for Violent Deaths – National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 57 (SS03) 1–45.Retrieved February 14, 2013 from Krug, E. G., & World Health Organization. (2002). World report on violence and health. Geneva: World Health Organization Department of Justice (2012) What is domestic violence. Department of Justice. Retrieved February 11. 2012 from Margaret, D. W., & F, R. F. (1999). Frontal lobe deficits in domestic violence offenders. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 125(1), 71-71. Retrieved from Rennison, C. M., & United States. (2003). Intimate partner violence, 1993-2001. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Tjaden, P. G., Thoennes, N., National Institute of Justice (U.S.), & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). (2000). Full report of the prevalence, incidence, and consequences of violence against women: Findings from the national violence against women survey. Washington, D.C: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.