CancerWeb's online dictionary defines domestic violence as:
Deliberate, often repetitive, physical abuse by one family member against another:
marital partners, parents, children, siblings, or any other member of a household.
In 2003, Tennessee domestic violence programs served 39,132 new clients.
Source: Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
About seven in ten female rape or sexual assault victims stated the offender was an intimate, other relative, a friend or an acquaintance. US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Stats, Dec. 28, 2006
To get out safe a safety plan is essential. Click here to learn more or click below for a hotline.
(United States) National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
Are you or is someone you love being abused?
Advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline above are there for you to call 24/7.
For More Information, Stats and Support Explore the Links Below:
Liz Claiborne Teen Dating Violence Hotline
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