DV 101: What you need to know. Presented by Eastside Domestic Violence Program. Myth or Fact?. Abusers are violent in all of their relationships Stress/drugs/alcohol cause domestic violence 20% of men who abuse wives abuse children DV occurs mainly in low-income populations
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Domestic violence is the use of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and/or economic abuse by one person in a current or former intimate relationship in order to maintain power and control over the other person.
(US Dept. of Justice, 2003)
(Journal of American Medical Association, 2001)
The costs of intimate partner violence exceed $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health care services(Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003).
Studies consistently show that at least 50-60 percent of women receiving welfare have experienced physical abuse by an intimate partner (Journal of Social Issues, 2000).
Ninety-two percent of homeless women have experienced severe physical and/or sexual assault at some point in their lives (Journal of American Medical Women’s Association, 1998).
Victims and Survivors of domestic violence have trouble finding apartments because they may have poor credit, rental, and employment histories as a result of their abuse (National Center on Poverty Law, 2000).
and let him know where you are
“Abuse is my cross to bear.”
- Jesus chose His cross, and He bore it for our sake. A woman does not choose to be abused, and no one is “helped” in any way by her being abused.
“The Bible says I have to submit to my husband (Eph. 5:22).”
“The Bible says I have to forgive my abuser
Forgiveness is not permission to repeat the offense, nor does it mean that we must expose ourselves to danger. Rather, it allows us to let go of a bad experience and move on with our lives, in recognition that we do not need to tolerate abuse against ourselves or others.
“I can’t leave my abusive spouse, because the Church teaches that it is a sin.”
A spouse who endangers their partner’s or their children’s soul or body, or makes life difficult, provides the other spouse with a reason to leave…
(Canon Law 1153 §1)
Contact Sarah Steininger:
425-562-8840 ext. 215
Contact EDVP’s Crisis Line:
425-746-1940 or 1-800-827-8840