Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of behavior that a partner uses to establish control over another with intimidation, fear, and threats of violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.”
Domestic Violence Awareness Month works to prevent and put an end domestic violence while simultaneously honoring those who have lost their lives and celebrating the survivors of these crimes. Below we have provided warning signs of domestic violence to keep in mind and should any red flags arise in you or your loved ones lives, please do not hesitate to seek help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).