Domestic Abuse Awareness Month – 3 Steps to Help a Friend in Need

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I strongly encourage everyone to please read through these statistics and watch Jose’s video. Domestic Violence rarely begins in violence…it begins with abuse…mental, psychological abuse.

NATIONAL STATISTICS

  • Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten.12
  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
The statistics speak volumes. It is likely you know someone in your life who needs your support. Here are three steps to take action…

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