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October 2

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

October 3

Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

October 4

30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

October 5

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

October 6

October 7

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.

October 8

73% of family violence victims are female. Females were 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of abuse victims at the hands of a boyfriend.

October 9

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

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October 12

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation.

October 13

1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.

October 14

Think about it. Instead of asking “why does she stay?” shouldn’t we ask “why does he abuse?”

October 15


October 16 

DVAM Challenge. Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day, also known as Purple Thursday, observed on Thursday, 10/19/17.

October 17

October 18

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

October 19

October 20

Stalkers are increasingly misusing technologies to harass, terrify, intimidate, coerce, and monitor former and current intimate partners.

October 21

 DVAM Challenge. Ask a young person in your life what constitutes a healthy relationship to them.

October 22

One in five (22%) Americans say they know someone who has been the victim of financial abuse by their spouse or partner.

October 23

Frequently, domestic violence survivors can suffer from illnesses like eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, and PTSD.

October 24

1 in 18 men are severely injured by intimate partners in their lifetimes.

October 25

Women with disabilities have a 40 percent greater chance of intimate partner violence than women without disabilities.

October 26

4 in 10 men have experienced at least one form of coercive control by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

October 27

October 28 

DVAM Challenge. Take time to learn the warnings signs of a controlling relationship. Visit www.peacefromdv.org for more information.

October 29

71% of women entering safe houses reported their batterer had injured, killed or threatened pets for revenge or to psychologically control them.

October 30

Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by former or current intimate partners.

October 31

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