Domestic Violence Myths and Misconceptions

Too often, domestic violence is shrouded in a veil of secrecy. Abusers never admit to their violent actions, and victims are often too afraid to let anyone know of their abuse or injuries. While domestic violence is a serious matter, there are also myths and misconceptions surrounding domestic violence that results in a lack of understanding about the severity of the issue. The following are the most common domestic violence myths and misconceptions. MYTH: Domestic violence is a family matter, best left private. FACT: Domestic violence is a crime and is illegal. Physically abusing someone else, even if you are

October 30th, 2019|

About Domestic Violence in California

In the U.S, there are more than three million incidents of domestic violence a year Every nine seconds, someone is hurt by their partner, and 4,000 victims of domestic violence are killed each year. Statistics show that approximately one-fourth of all relationships include some form of domestic violence. In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), establishing that violence against women is a national priority. Domestic violence can include any kind of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse towards a victim. It touches all races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. While progress was made, unfortunately, this form of violence

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