Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
President Trump proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President states "We strive to eliminate domestic violence in all its horrific forms in order to sustain the hope of a better life for victims and to foster safer homes and relationships for all Americans."
The proclamation also highlights "in fiscal years 2018...
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
More than two-thirds of youths (ages 12–18) who were in a relationship or had been in one in the past year reported that they had been victimized (69 percent) or perpetrated relationship abuse (63 percent), according to 2013–2014 data from the National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence. This same National Institute of Justice funded survey...
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
Building a Community of Practice to Enhance Access and Shift Attitudes toward Working with Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dating Matters is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. This national effort is designed to motivate adolescents to challenge harmful beliefs about dating abuse and take steps to form respectful relationships.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey provides data on sexual assault, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. The survey also includes the rates of health and mental health problems associated with victimization.
Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence: New Evidence From the Spouse Assault Replication Program, Research in Brief
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead Federal agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control. The agency promotes educational activities designed to improve environmental and personal health nationwide.