Domestic Violence Awareness
Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. About 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner nationwide. Millions of Americans live in daily, silent fear within their own homes. In addition, every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence. Domestic violence incidents affect every person within a home and can have long-lasting negative effects on children's emotional well-being, and social and academic functioning.
Please click on the following links for more information and to access support resources.
Professor Tanya Cooper's (Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Restoration and Justice Clinic, Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University) Making a Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors PowerPoint Presentation