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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Intimate Partner Violence is the leading cause of female homicide and injury-related deaths during pregnancy. Children are present in more than 60 percent of intimate partner assaults each year.

Statistics don’t tell the whole story though. While most people think of Domestic Violence as just physical violence, that is only one part of it. DV is also emotional, spiritual, economic, and mental abuse.

Some examples of what that looks like are:

• Using coercion and threats—playing mind games—making the victim think they are going crazy, threatening to leave, threatening to report the significant other to welfare, making the victim do illegal things (sell illegal drugs, prostitute h...

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