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Domestic Violence Domestic Violence On The Job Training On The Job Training Velva Boles, MD Velva Boles, MD

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Domestic violence is on the rise among teenager couples and being less reported by young women. Bullying in school is a good indicator for later acceptance of domestic violence

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Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence

On The Job TrainingOn The Job Training

Velva Boles, MDVelva Boles, MD

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Working with Domestic Abuse Working with Domestic Abuse Prevention in ColoradoPrevention in Colorado

Volunteer worker with Justice Department Volunteer worker with Justice Department and St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, and St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colorado 1990-1994Colorado 1990-1994

Counseled women secured in safe housesCounseled women secured in safe houses

Provided medical care for battered womenProvided medical care for battered women

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Working with Domestic Abuse Working with Domestic Abuse Prevention in ColoradoPrevention in Colorado

Completed medical degree in 1989 at Completed medical degree in 1989 at University of Pittsburgh, was in Colorado University of Pittsburgh, was in Colorado for graduate work in molecular biology at for graduate work in molecular biology at Colorado State University and general Colorado State University and general research at Center for Disease Control, research at Center for Disease Control, CDC, Zoonotic Branch in Fort Collins, CDC, Zoonotic Branch in Fort Collins, ColoradoColorado

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Prevalence of Domestic ViolencePrevalence of Domestic Violence

Study conducted in the 50 states (1995-Study conducted in the 50 states (1995-1996) that poled 16,000 people, showed 1996) that poled 16,000 people, showed nearly nearly 25% of all women25% of all women and and 7.6 % of all 7.6 % of all menmen had been raped and/or physically had been raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse. assaulted by a current or former spouse.

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Data from year 2000Data from year 2000

Approximately 1.3 million women and Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United an intimate partner annually in the United StatesStates

1,247 women and 440 men were killed by 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner.an intimate partner.

33% of all female murder victims and 4% 33% of all female murder victims and 4% of male murder victims were at the hands of male murder victims were at the hands of an intimate partnerof an intimate partner

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Data from 1998 -2002Data from 1998 -2002

Of 3.5 million violent crimes committed Of 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouseswere crimes against spouses

84% of spouse abuse victims were 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, 86% of dating partner abuse females, 86% of dating partner abuse were femalewere female

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Department of JusticeDepartment of Justice

56% of women who experience 56% of women who experience partner violence are diagnosed with partner violence are diagnosed with psychiatric disorder.psychiatric disorder.

29% of all women who attempt 29% of all women who attempt suicide have been batteredsuicide have been battered

Battered women have an increase in Battered women have an increase in anxiety disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorderpost-traumatic stress disorder

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Stalking and VictimizingStalking and Victimizing

1,006,970 women and 370,990 men are 1,006,970 women and 370,990 men are stalked stalked annuallyannually in the United States in the United States

1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetimestalked in their lifetime

59% of female victims and 30% of male 59% of female victims and 30% of male victims are stalked by an intimate partnervictims are stalked by an intimate partner

31% of women stalked by an intimate 31% of women stalked by an intimate partner are also sexually assaulted by that partner are also sexually assaulted by that partnerpartner

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National Women Study (2006)National Women Study (2006)13% of adult women (18-34) are 13% of adult women (18-34) are

victims of completed rapevictims of completed rapeThese women were raped by These women were raped by

husbands or ex-husbands (9%); husbands or ex-husbands (9%); fathers or stepfathers (11%);fathers or stepfathers (11%);

boyfriends or ex-boyfriends(10%); boyfriends or ex-boyfriends(10%); relatives (16%); friends and neighbors relatives (16%); friends and neighbors (29%).(29%).

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Violence by EthnicityViolence by Ethnicity

Native Americans are victims of rape or sexual Native Americans are victims of rape or sexual assault at more than double the rate of other assault at more than double the rate of other racial groupsracial groups

Black females experience intimate partner Black females experience intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and 22 times the rate of women of females, and 22 times the rate of women of other racesother races

Black males experience intimate partner Black males experience intimate partner violence at a rate 62% higher than that of white violence at a rate 62% higher than that of white males and 22 times the rate of men of other males and 22 times the rate of men of other races.races.

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Violence by EthnicityViolence by Ethnicity

The Number One Killer of African-The Number One Killer of African-American women ages 15 to 34 is American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partnerformer intimate partner

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Violence by EthnicityViolence by Ethnicity

Texas Council on Family Violence report Texas Council on Family Violence report 64% of all Hispanic Texans have 64% of all Hispanic Texans have experienced some form of domestic experienced some form of domestic violence (5.2 million Hispanics affected)violence (5.2 million Hispanics affected)

50% of all Hispanic Texans believe 50% of all Hispanic Texans believe domestic violence is caused by domestic violence is caused by circumstances beyond the batterers circumstances beyond the batterers controlcontrol

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Violence by EthnicityViolence by Ethnicity

Project AWARE and NAWHO, of world Project AWARE and NAWHO, of world health organization, working with Asian health organization, working with Asian women, report 81.1% of the women in women, report 81.1% of the women in study experienced at least one form of study experienced at least one form of intimate partner violenceintimate partner violence

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TeensTeens

• Approximately one in five female high Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partnerand/or sexually abused by a dating partner

• In a study of 724 adolescent mothers, In a study of 724 adolescent mothers, between the ages of 12 -18, one of every between the ages of 12 -18, one of every eight pregnant adolescents reported having eight pregnant adolescents reported having been physically assaulted by the father of been physically assaulted by the father of her baby during the preceding months.her baby during the preceding months.

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Same Sex: LGBTSame Sex: LGBT(lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transvestite)(lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transvestite)

11% of lesbians and 15% gay men 11% of lesbians and 15% gay men reported violence at the hands of their reported violence at the hands of their partners (2003 National survey)partners (2003 National survey)

15.4% of same-sex (male) reported being 15.4% of same-sex (male) reported being raped, physically assaulted and stalked; raped, physically assaulted and stalked; 10% same-sex (female) reported such 10% same-sex (female) reported such violence.violence.

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Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence and the WorkplaceWorkplace

Some abusive partners may try to stop Some abusive partners may try to stop women from working by calling them women from working by calling them frequently during the day or coming to frequently during the day or coming to their place of work unannounced their place of work unannounced

50% of battered women who are 50% of battered women who are employed are harassed at work by their employed are harassed at work by their abusive partnersabusive partners

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Domestic Violence and ChildrenDomestic Violence and Children

In Michigan, 46.7% of low-income pre-In Michigan, 46.7% of low-income pre-school children were exposed to at least school children were exposed to at least one incident of violence in the family.one incident of violence in the family.

Children exposed to violence suffered Children exposed to violence suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder expressed as bed-wetting, disorder expressed as bed-wetting, nightmares, headaches, gastrointestinal nightmares, headaches, gastrointestinal complaints and behavioral disorders.complaints and behavioral disorders.

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ObservationsObservations

31 year old mother of three second visit in 31 year old mother of three second visit in sheltershelter

New Year Eve’s Emergency Room New Year Eve’s Emergency Room experienceexperience

Childhood memory of neighbor boy’s storyChildhood memory of neighbor boy’s story