Safety During An incident...
If an argument seems unavoidable, try to have it in a room or area where you have access to an exit.
Practice how to get out of your home safely. Identify which doors, windows, elevator, or stairwell would be best.
Have a packed bag ready and keep it at a friends home in order to leave quickly.
Devise a code word to use with your children, family, friends, and neighbors when you need the police.
Each year, an estimated three to four million women of all ages, occupation, and income levels are battered by their partners. Physical assault, however, is only one of several forms domestic violence can take. Women involved in violent relationships also endure psychological and emotional abuse, sexual assault, social isolation and intimidation.
Nearly one in every three adult women experience at least one physical assault by an intimate partner during adult hood. Forty percent of teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. In a national survey of more than 2,000 Americans families, approximately 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.
---- 8 days: A snapsot of violence against women and girls in america
Every 18 minutes a woman seeks help from a domestic violence program
In 1993, 68% of women and girls murdered in Virginia were killed by a family member or friend