Recognizing the signs of abuse and violence can help prevent further harm within a family and in the community. Risk factors that can lead to violent behavior should be recognized as well. Listed are several identifiers that are found among perpetrators of domestic violence pointed out in our Violence Against Women textbook.Read More »
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women have been victims of violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. For some women, the risk is increased due to certain factors, which are outlined in our Violence Against Women textbook, and previewed in this blog post.Read More »
In cases of domestic violence, strangulation can determine life or death during and after an assault. As one of the greatest precursors to homicide in domestic violence cases, strangulation should be taken seriously in these circumstances. With information from our books, we can look into how often strangulation occurs in cases of domestic violence and the consequences that come from it.Read More »
Children, especially early in their lives, learn their most important lessons from their parents. However, if they’re learning from parents involved in domestic violence, the outcome can be more damaging than people believe. Many children exposed to domestic violence are affected by its outcome in each stage of life, including adulthood. In this post, we’re going to focus on how children’s health is impacted by domestic violence.Read More »
In its 29th year, Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues to connect those who work to stop domestic violence, address its damaging effects, and shed light on survivors’ stories. We’re doing our part by defining and identifying the different types of domestic violence as well as the cycle of violence that often takes place as defined in our books.Read More »
We have discussed before the way the threat of homelessness can compel victims of domestic violence to remain in abusive relationships, and how domestic violence can often result in homelessness for the victim. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, over 60% of homeless women have been victims of domestic violence. But for many, abuse continues after becoming homeless as well. Recent studies conducted in New York City have found that domestic abuse in homeless shelters has become a troublingly common problem.Read More »
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Deaf and Hearing-Impaired women are 1.5 times more likely to experience domestic or sexual abuse in their lifetime. Unfortunately, increased risk of abuse is not the only obstacle that the deaf community faces when it comes to this kind of violence, because deaf people often face communication issues when reporting which can make the process even more difficult. Many police officers and other professionals lack the training to communicate effectively with deaf people or to provide sign language interpreters, and most domestic violence shelters are similarly unprepared.Read More »
Bill SB 206, being proposed in Utah, would serve to make changes to the release procedure of prisoners convicted of domestic violence, including forcing them to sign away rights to contact the victim upon release from prison. The bill seems to have good chances of passing, however one small change could make a huge difference in how domestic violence cases are prosecuted, and many domestic violence advocates feel it would be a step in the wrong direction.Read More »
The musician, Hozier, is known for his powerful music videos and rarely does he release a new one that is not trending the next day. This time, to match the tone of his hauntingly lovely new song “Cherry Wine,” Hozier released an equally haunting video to spread domestic violence awareness and benefit its victims.
While many people still think of domestic violence as a women’s issue, there are many instances in which the victim of intimate partner violence is male. This is the case in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. While it is common for all domestic violence cases to go unreported, this can be especially true for cases in which the victim is male, as stigma often perpetuates the false ideas that men cannot be victims or should be able to handle it.