Now on Display: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Monday, October 1, 2018
Intimate partner violence (IPV), often called domestic violence, is generally described as abuse within the context of an intimate partner relationship, where one partner asserts power and control over the other.
DID YOU KNOW?
7% of women and 4% of men who experience IPV are victimized before age 18.
Of high schoolers who report being in a dating relationship, 10% experience physical violence by a boyfriend or girlfriend, 7% experience forced sexual intercourse, and 11% experience sexual dating violence.
9% of homicides are committed by intimate partners.
20% of women and 5% of men who identify as victims of IPV report experiencing 1 or more PTSD symptoms.