Family Violence

Health Promotion Disease Prevention

Instructor: Gregory M. Chase, MS Emergency Medicine, MSHED, PA-C, RN

Introduction & Mission of and Prevent Family Violence

Community Health Introductory Program: Principles of Instructional Design

Author: Gregory M. Chase, MS, MSHED, PA-C, RN.
Dr. David Sellen, PhD precepting

Prevent Family Violence through education and prevention




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.

For support and more information please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY 1-800-787-3224.


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:

  • IPV constituted 5% of all violence against males and 22% of all violence against females in the U.S.4
  • The rate of IPV for females age 12 or older was 4.3 per 1,000, a 53% decrease since 1993. Against males, the rate was 0.8 victimizations per 1,000, a 54% decrease since 1993.5
  • 72% of IPV against males and 49% of IPV against females was reported to police.
  • About 99% of IPV against females was committed by male offenders, and about 83% of IPV against males was committed by female offenders.
  •  References

    1 Compiled December, 2011.
    3 Klaus, P. (2007). Crime and the Nation�s Households, 2005. Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ 217198,
    4 Truman, J.L. (2011). Criminal Victimization, 2010. (National Crime Victimization Survey). BJS.
    5 Catalano, S., Rand, M., Smith, E., & Snyder, H. (2009). Female Victims of Violence. BJS.
    6 Ibid.

The mission of 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.

This mission is being accomplished through the following objectives:

Estimating the Scope of the Problem

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.

Identifying Causes and Consequences

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.

Evaluating Promising Prevention and Intervention Programs

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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