Presentation on theme: "Rock and Roll Party January 31, 2009. EEach Year, more than ten million children in the U.S. grow up in homes where there is violence."— Presentation transcript:
Rock and Roll Party January 31, 2009
EEach Year, more than ten million children in the U.S. grow up in homes where there is violence.
AAround the world, 1 in 3 women have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in their lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
115.5 Million children witness domestic violence annually.
550% of men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.
IIn a single day in 2007, 13,485 children were living in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing facility. Another 5,526 sought services at a non-residential program.
MMore than one million people report a violent assault by an intimate partner every year in the U.S.
AAt least one million women and 371,000 men are victims of stalking in the U.S. each year. Stalkers often follow the victims to the workplace.
994% of corporate security directors surveyed rank domestic violence as a high security problem at their company.
TThe national health care costs of domestic violence are high, with direct medical & mental health care services for victims amounting to nearly 4.1 Billion dollars.
DDomestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44 in the U.S. – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes.
BBattered women are more likely to suffer miscarriages and to give birth to babies with low birth weights.
663% of the young men between the ages 11 and 20 who are serving time for homicide have killed their mother’s abuser.
OOne in five women victimized by their spouses or ex- spouses report they had been victimized over and over again by the same person.
AApproximately one-third of the men convicted (for battering) are professional men who are well respected in their jobs and their communities.
WWomen of all cultures, races, occupations, income levels and ages are battered by husbands, boyfriends, lovers and partners.
OOne in four pregnant women have a history of partner abuse.
WWomen who leave their batterer are 75% greater risk of being killed by the batterer than those who stay.
NNationally, 50 % of all homeless women & children are on the streets because of violence in the home.
TThere are nearly 3 times as many animal shelters in the the U.S. as there are shelters for battered women and their children.
BBattering is the establishment of control and fear in a relationship through violence and other forms of abuse.
SSix in every ten women who were victims of homicide were murdered by someone they knew. About ½ of these women were murdered by a spouse or someone with whom they had been intimate.
TThree women are killed every day due to domestic violence.
OOne in ten calls made to alert police of domestic violence is placed by a child at home.
OOne in three abused children become an adult abuser or victim.
MMore than 1 million women seek medical assistance each year for injuries caused by battering.
TThe average prison sentence of a man who killed their woman partner is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are on average sentenced to 15 years.
PPolice are more likely to respond within 5 minutes if an offender is a stranger than if an offender is known to the female victim.
FFirearms are frequent weapons leading to mortality rates of women killed by their spouses, boyfriends or others.
BBattering is often lethal. Each year 2,000-4,000 women in the U.S. are murdered by abusive partners/ex-partners.
553% of battered women still involved with the perpetrator experienced self-blame for causing the violence.
WWomen are more often victims of domestic violence than burglary, muggings, or other physical crimes combined.
OOf every 1000 pregnant women, 154 are assaulted by their partners during the first four months of pregnancy.
DDuring the 5 th through the 9 th month 170 out of 1000 pregnant women are assaulted.
Root causes of D omestic Violence : 1. Distorted concept of manhood. 2. Power & Control 3. Growing up in a cycle of violence & abuse
WWomen age 16 to 24 are most likely to be victimized by an intimate partner.
AAfrican-American women experience more domestic violence than white women in the age group of 20-24. However, black and white women experience the same level of victimization in all other categories.
OOnly about 1 in 5 domestic violence victims with physical injuries seek professional medical treatment.
IIn only one-third of domestic violence calls did an officer take photographs or ask about prior abuse.
AApproximately 90% of children in violent homes are aware of assault against their mothers.
BBattered mothers are 8 times more likely to hurt their children when they are being abused than when they are safe from violence.
225% of women suicides are preceded by a history of battering.
447% of husbands who beat their wives do so three or more times a year.
IInfants exposed to violence may not develop the attachments to their care takers, which is critical to their development. In extreme cases they may suffer from failure to thrive.
SSchool-age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety and violence toward peers.