Domestic Violence Facts and Resources
Authored By: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Information National Domestic Violence Fact Sheet - Link National Domestic Violence Fact Sheet - Download Texas Domestic Violence Fact Sheet - Link Texas Domestic Violence Fact Sheet - Download
From the Publication:
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.
Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.
Click the links labeled "National Domestic Violence Fact Sheet" for information on domestic violence in the United States, and the links labeled Texas Domestic Violence Fact Sheet for information on domestic violence in Texas specifically.