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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence (or as it’s now more commonly called, “intimate partner violence”) should be on your radar all year long. But use the month of October to refresh your knowledge and remind yourself how you should assess for intimate partner violence and provide patients with assistance.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:

1 in 4   Nearly 1 in 4 adult women report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

1 in 7   Nearly 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

10%     10% of women and 2% of men report having been stalked by an intimate partner.

Download a Domestic Violence Awareness Month toolkit.

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