20 people per minute are physically abused
by an intimate partner in the United States
children worldwide are exposed to domestic violence in the home
Children who are exposed to violence in the home are 15x more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted
than the national average
-Children who live with domestic violence have been called the "silent" or "hidden" victims of violence because their presence is often overlooked by the parents/caregivers or is unknown by observers and pofessionals
-Children who grow up in a home with domestic violence have an increased risk for becoming perpetrators of domestic violence later in life
The NCADV works to raise awareness about domestic violence, to assist the public in addressing the issue, and to support those impacted.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP?
Not only does it harm the victim... it harms the bystander too.
By: Ashley Ellsworth