Battered Woman (Domestic Violence) Statistics- women are abused 85% of the time in domestic violence cases; however, depending where you look, the cases of abuse for men and women are almost equal- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that victims of severe domestic violence annually miss 8 million days of paid work—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs, and approximately 5.6 million days of household productivity- more than 85% of Americans indicated they could tell a physician if they had been a victim or perpetrator of family violence (!!!), slightly more than those who would tell their priest, pastor, or rabbi and considerably more than those who would tell a police officer Screening 1. Have you ever been in a violent relationship? 2. Are you currently in a violent or difficult relationship? 3. Are you afraid you or your children might be hurt by your partner? Symptoms
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.