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October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989.

Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence

survivors and be a voice for its victims.

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age,

socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.

Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior

as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control.

Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death.

The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence,

an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute.

This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner,

and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner.

Millions of Americans live in daily, silent fear within their own homes. In addition,

every year millions of children are exposed to domestic violence.

Domestic violence incidents affect every person within a home and can have long-lasting

negative effects on children's emotional well-being, and social and academic functioning.


The IPO Education and Crime Prevention Department

 prepared a short course to support "Domestic violence awareness month" and

to contribute raising awareness among community, with the goal to help all victims of violence,

but also to their friends and family to courage victims to go out from violence wheel and

cycle and help them to return in normal life.


Click to download the free course

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