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Domestic Violence Awareness Month at MGA Libraries: Home

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in 1981 and was created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) as a means of bringing together battered womens' advocates across the country.

The NCADV defines domestic violence as "the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically."

Statistics:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a domestic partner in the United States, which is equal to over 10 million men and women per year.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  This includes a range of behaviors and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence."
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls.
  • Intimate partner violence is most common among women ages 18-24.
  • 19 percent of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.

https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2497/domestic_violence2.pdf

 

Justin Baldoni - Why I'm Done Trying to be "Man Enough"

Books on Domestic Violence at MGA Libraries

Additional resources

Alternatives to Violence: Empowering Youth to Develop Healthy Relationships, by David A. Wolfe, et al.

Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook, by Margi Laird McCue

Family Violence, by J.D. Lloyd

Girls Without Limits:  Helping Girls Achieve Healthy Relationships, Academic Success, and Interpersonal Strength, by Lisa Hinkelman

How Can Domestic Violence be Prevented? by Lisa Yount

Intimate Partner Violence: Race, Social Class, and Masculinity, by Elizabeth A. Mansley

Love Your Body Day

Leslie Morgan Steiner - Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

 

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

     (404) 870-9600

 

Other websites and hotlines:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

     1-800-799-7233

Georgia Family Violence Shelters and hotline numbers

https://www.gadfcs.org/familyviolence/shelter_list.php