Domestic Violence Training and Awareness

This site contains training materials in domestic violence for health care professionals.  After the training, one should be able to recognize domestic violence and understand the statistics, laws, and resources associated with domestic violence.

Definition

  • Domestic Violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partner
  • Victims of Domestic Violence can be found in every age, racial, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, and sexual orientation group.
  • In the context of this training, we will focus on male-to-female abuse. The U.S. Departments of Justice estimates that 85% of assaults are committed by men against women. Although the majority of domestic violence victims are women, do not forget that men account for 15% of the victims.

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