Author: Gregory M. Chase, MS, MSHED, PA-C, RN.
Dr. David Sellen, PhD precepting
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is abused by an intimate partner- spouse, boyfriend, friend. On the average, more than five women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.
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Abuse in America
In the year 2001, more than half a million American women (588,490 women) were victims of nonfatal violence committed by an intimate partner.
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National Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Statistics
In 2005, there was IPV in about 1 in every 320 U.S. households.3 For 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that:
1 Compiled December, 2011.
The mission of Childabuse.com and Prevent Family Violence is to heighten awareness of the pervasiveness of family violence in the United States and Canada. The primary goal of the Violence Against Women and Family Violence act is to promote the safety of women and family members, increase awareness to the millions of families that continue to face daily trauma in their lives which spill over to increased crime rates, violence and suffering. While the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to these crimes has improved dramatically over the past 25 years, until we reach the foundation of family violence by focusing on prevention will we ever hope to end violence against women and children and promote healthy, violence-free families and communities.
To understand the extent of violence against women and family members; describe the magnitude and characteristics of victimization and perpetration; and assess trends in levels of violence against women and family members over time.
To identify the reasons violent behavior against women and within the family occur, and recognize risk and protective factors associated with reducing violence against women and family violence.
To determine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of violence against women and family members.
To develop the infrastructure for compiling and disseminating research results quickly to the field using the most advanced existing technologies.
To promote and facilitate collaboration, coordination, and cooperation among a wide variety of disciplines in conducting violence against women and family violence research and evaluation.
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