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Domestic Violence

BE SAFE!

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear.   If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer (see below for locations), or call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

  • Did you know that you can monitor someone’s computer use without the user knowing?
  • Did you know that a “history” cannot be completely erased from a computer?
  • Did you know that cell phone use can be monitored?
  • Did you know that a global positioning system (GPS) can be placed on your car, in your purse or in your cell phone?
  • Did you know the some court systems are placing court records online and that they may contain personal information?
  • Did you know that e-mail is like a postcard and can be intercepted?
  • Did you know that you can find safe computers at www.ctcnet.org?

Courtesy of the National Domestic Violence Hotline www.ndvh.org

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior where one partner in an intimate relationship tries to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner.

Abuse is verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, financial or the destruction of property. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels

Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.

  • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.[1]
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.[2]
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.[3]
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.[4]
  • Females who are 20-24 years of ageare at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.[5]
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.[6]

Further Information on Domestic Violence:

THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

EIGHT METHODS OF ABUSE THAT CAN LEAD TO BRAINWASHING

ARE YOU BEING ABUSED?

TOOLS FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY

CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

1. Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).
2. Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
3. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003.
4. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Criminal Victimization, 2005,” September 2006.
5. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.
6. Frieze, I.H., Browne, A. (1989) Violence in Marriage. In L.E. Ohlin & M. H. Tonry (eds.) Family Violence. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.