While, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 24 people per minute almost every day experience some type of abuse.
Think about 60 seconds in a minute. In the United States alone, almost every 3 seconds (24 people per minute) someone is physically abused, raped, or stalked by an intimate partner. This equates to over 12 million women and men throughout the year (Department of Justice, 2009; National Domestic Violence Hotline, n.d.)
Are you experiencing abuse or suspect someone is being abused. The National Domestic Violence web site provides some invaluable information. Before you click on the web site read this:
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website (n.d.) locaed at http://www.thehotline.org The Safety Alert Reads: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. Users of web browser Microsoft Edge will be redirected to Google when clicking the “X” or “Escape” button.
I hope you find this information useful in the start of your next step.