Remember, a victim/survivor has a normal response to an abnormal event!
Simply put, responses = normal, trauma = not normal
Abuse is not always easy to identify, but according to statistics, you or someone you know has experienced abuse! The CDC reports that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner sometime during their lifetime. And about 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. This video talks about the power & control wheel. Hopefully this can help educate people on abuse and what abuse can include.
Stalking is an aspect of domestic violence that can easily be overlooked. Check out this video to learn a little more about stalking!
Typically we think of what happens to the mind and body following DV, but do we commonly think of homelessness as an effect?
Join us this week for a small series of our Talk about It videos covering football and it’s correlation to domestic violence!