I live in one of the most affluent counties in the U.S. The lights are on at the local domestic violence shelter, but nobody’s home. So, I shouldn’t have been […]
Silenced. Too often, domestic violence victims reach out for help, but can’t get the aid they need before it’s too late. – Rikki King, The Daily Herald This is the […]
Melissa Sturge-Apple, University of Rochester Which sitcom/movie family is most like your home environment: a) The Cosby Show [Huxtable family] b) Everybody Loves Raymond [Barone family] c) Ordinary People [Jarrett family in […]
The Olympic Games are all the buzz here in Seattle. It was pretty cool to watch the opening ceremony last night and realize that it is just about 100 miles north […]
Answer: $317.39 if you are one of the 2.3 million people who will experience domestic violence this year. Meanwhile, the Defense Department (DoD) wants to spend $130 billion on the wars […]
Physical abuse is no longer just about bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse is about more than hurt feelings.
The long-term health impacts of domestic violence (DV) are being characterized as “epidemic” and a “national scourge” by Robert S. Thompson, MD, because DV affects between 25% and 54% of women in their adult lifetimes, and a disproportionate number of these women experienced physical or sexual abuse as a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,200 women are killed (three each day) and 2 million are injured each year from intimate partner violence (IPV). This impacts 15.5 million children.