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3 In 2010, one in ten teens was hurt while dating; in college one in five was sexually assaulted. One in five women that have experienced rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner was between 11 and 17 years of age.

4 Approxiamately 960,000 to 3,000,000 incidents of physically abused current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends are reported each year. Worldwide, at least one in every three women has been beaten or sexually and emotionally abused. On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States every day. Pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause. It is the leading cause of death overall for pregnant women, followed by cancer, respiratory conditions, and motor vehicle accidents. One in five female high school students are physically or sexually abused by a dating partner. A survey of more than 6,000 American families showed that 50% of the men who abused wives also abused their children. More than 3.3 – 10 million children witness some from of domestic violence every year. In one day in 2011, Tennessee Domestic Violence Programs served 1,126 victims. 441 found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing by local providers.


6 Hitting, pulling,pushing, slapping, squeezing, arm- twisting, using a weapon, and threatening to assault

7 Yelling, intimidation, making you think you are crazy or stupid, insulting, name-calling, blaming Youre making a big deal out of nothing! None of this would have happened if you did... Youre so stupid, I swear I ought to lock you up! It would be for your own good. Shut up! Did I ask you to speak?

8 Forcing someone to have sexual relations in any form against ones will, any unwanted touching, or kissing

9 Not giving space or privacy, treatin like a servant, controlling what they do, who they see, who they talk to, and where they go

10 We provide: Residential and Non-Residential Service 24 hour Crisis Hotline Domestic Violence Counseling Support Groups Victim/Court Advocacy Community Education Childrens Programs Financial Management Counseling Case Management Victims Compensation Clothes Closet

11 The Family Service Center offers emergency crisis housing and transitional housing for women and children that are victims of domestic violence. Hotel accomodations are available for male victims. This provides a measure of security for the victims who are relocated in undisclosed areas in the county. The apartment housing is a bridge to self-sufficiency after the crisis is over and is occupied by two females when no children are involved. Victims with jobs pay a modified rent of $200.00 and may stay in housing from six months to two years. The Family Service Center is there to help with mediation, court and victim advocacy, parenting plans, counseling, financial management, referrals for legal assistance and court appearances, medical assistance, transportation to and from work or school, and support groups. Community Education is ongoing. The staff is available to speak with groups and provides Teen Dating Violence Education to local high schools. Childrens programs offer daily activities and counseling for those living in shelters. Children that are close enough to attend schools they are already enrolled in are sometimes walked to bus stops, others are driven by the Family Services van to the childs school. This is to keep as little change as possible in the childs routine.


13 The Family Service Center also has a Batterers Intervention Program in which men that have been charged with domestic violence and served their time can pay an intake fee of $50.00 to began counseling and recovery for their disease; thereafter there is a $10.00 fee per session. The goal is to teach batterers how abuse affects their partners and children and to offer an alternative to abusive behavior. This is done in conjunction with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence adminstration. Unlike similar anger management programs, this program is monotored by By the Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council. The victim is alerted and monitored; the batterer is assessed for lethality and danger to the community and must complete 24 sessions before receiving a certificate.



16 Young people can use the National Dating Abuse Helpline, via text or chat, opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under the Obama Administrationss Commitment to Combating Teen and Dating Violence. 1-800-799-7233 The Apps Against Abuse of Circle of 6 and On Watch makes it easy to check in with friends about where you, what you need, gives GPS signal, and connects to helpful resources. Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-356-6767 HopeLine from Verizon Wireless accepts no-longer used wireless phones and accessories form any service provider and refurbishes the phones to give victims af domestic violence for emergency use. Wireless phones and equipment donations can be dropped off at any Verizon Wireless store or mailed with free postage-paid shipping label at

17 Community Health Family Services Center. Jacksboro, TN Community Health of East Tennessee. CFPM – Take a Stand Against Family Violence Fact Sheets. Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency. Hogan, Cynthia. Fact Sheet: The Obama Administrations Commitment to Combating Teen and Dating Violence. HopeLine: You Can Help in the Fight Against Domestic Abuse. Tennessee Coalition to End domestic & Sexual ViolenceDomestic Violence Statistics

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