Signs of Domestic Violence / SEÑales de la VIOLENCE DOMÉSTICA:

Does your partner ever... Tu pareja alguna vez...

• Accuse you of cheating and being disloyal? ¿Te acusa de engañarle y serle infiel?

• Make you feel worthless? ¿Te hace sentir que no vales nada?

• Hurt you by hitting, choking or kicking you? ¿Te lastima golpeándote, estrangulándote o pateándote?

• Intimidate and threaten to hurt you or someone you love? ¿Te intimida y amenaza con lastimarte a ti o a algiuen que quieres?

• Threaten to hurt themselves if they don’t get what they want? ¿Te amenaza con hacerce daño si no consigue lo que quiere?

• Try to control what you do and who you see? ¿Trata de controlar lo que haces y a quién vez?

• Isolate you? ¿Te aísla?

• Pressure or force you into unwanted sex? ¿Te presiona o te obliga a tener sexo sin que lo desees?

• Control your access to money? ¿Controla a tu acceso al dinero?

• Stalk you, including calling you constantly or following you? ¿Te acosa, incluso llamándote constantemente por teléfono o siguiédote?

 

If you or somebody you know is being affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, find help.

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido afectada por la violencia doméstica o asalto sexual, busque ayuda.

 

Para mas información, llame a la linea de crisis:

(503) 253-5333 o 1-888-235-5333

 

Los Niños Cuentan:

(503) 974-9882

info@losninoscuentan.org

 

Facts

• Domestic/dating violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to get power over the other. Including: physical violence or threat of physical violence to get control, emotional or mental abuse and sexual abuse.

• 85% of domestic violence victims are women.

• 1/4 of women worldwide will experience domestic/dating violence in their lifetime.

• Women between the ages of 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.

• Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am.

• The costs of domestic violence amount to more than $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity at companies.

• As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.

• Boys who witness domestic violence are 2 times as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.

• Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

• 1/2 of all homeless women and children in the U.S. are fleeing from domestic violence.

• Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

• In 60% to 80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.

 

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