Monday, October 13, 2014

Domestic Violence Comes in Several Different Ways

October is Domestic Violence awareness month. 

Domestic Violence awareness month seeks to raise awareness about how prevalent domestic violence [DV](also referred to as dating violence and or intimate partner violence [IPV]) is. 
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 in 3 women are affected by domestic violence worldwide. In the United States the number is approximately 1 in 5. 

When most people think about DV/IPV we think about physical violence only and do not realize that DV/IPV comes in many different ways and forms. My latest article on MommyNoire explains how focusing the conversation on purely physical acts of violence is narrow and dangerous. 

"TMZ releasing the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer was catalyst for public discussions on domestic violence (DV), which can also be referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV).
However, these conversations are very narrow. They focus primarily on direct physical violence through a form of direct impact. Focusing the conversation on this very narrow impression of what DV/IPV is omits the different forms that DV/IPV can take which include but are not limited to emotional, economic, psychological, and sexual abuse. These forms of abuse are just as violent, hurtful, difficult to leave, and can be precursors to possible physical violence. 
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