“But today we know it as a social, business and health priority, as well. Not only does it cause personal suffering, but domestic violence also reduces productivity, leads to absenteeism and drives up health care costs. And unless people are trained to look for it and ask about it, domestic violence is rarely identified.”
Coverage of Most Recent Zimmerman Arrest Promotes Myths about Domestic Violence from NNEDV, 11/19/13
“With high profile cases of domestic violence in the news, such as George Zimmerman’s most recent arrest November 18, 2013 on aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence charges, the media has the opportunity to debunk myths and set the record straight on the realities of domestic violence.”
“The Defense Department’s newly organized child abuse working group will conduct a rapid review of child and domestic abuse and will issue its first report in February. The group project, which will last a year, was ordered in light of revelations of widespread child abuse in the services. Two ‘rapid improvement events’ are planned. An initial study to begin this month will focus on child abuse and neglect. A second will look at domestic and intimate partner abuse starting in January.”
PCADV, PCAR set Nov. 24 as #pasaysnomore Day To Speak Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, 11/14/13
“The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape urge Pennsylvanians to post the message ‘NO MORE,’ accompanied with the hashtag #pasaysnomore, to their Twitter accounts Nov. 24.”
A newly released Verizon Foundation and More magazine survey asked more than 1,000 women about their health and well-being. The 44 percent who identified themselves as survivors of domestic abuse were 20 percent more likely to experience a chronic health condition compared with women who said they’d never been abused. Domestic abuse victims also reported up to twice as many chronic conditions compared with those who said they were not abused, the survey found.