October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October domesticOn September 30, 2014, President Barack Obam proclaimed October 2014 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
If you need help, dial the national domestic violence hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).