Family violence is a term often used for spouse
abuse, wife beating or battering, but this term can also be used for males and females in dating relationships.
Pushing, punching, sexual assault, choking, slapping and threatening are all forms of family violence.
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Things You Should Know About Family Violence
Family violence is a CRIME
Family violence occurs among all races, ages and religions. It happens in all economic and educational levels
Researchers estimated that four million women are beaten each year in our nation alone
is rarely an isolated occurrence. It usually becomes more serious with the passage of time and also may increase in frequency
Thirty percent of the women murdered in this country die at the hands of their husbands, ex-husbands or boyfriends
Attacks by husbands or wives result in more injuries that require medical attention than rape, auto accidents and muggings combined
An estimated 549 women become victims of assault every hour in this country - resulting in one death every three hours
Unfortunately, the abuse does not confine its devastating effects to the women alone. Children also become victims. The emotional trauma they suffer may manifest itself in terms of low self-esteem, depression, withdrawal and isolation, anger and acting-out behaviors. We must remember that the suffering is no less for children of family violence than for adult victims.
Facts and Effects of Family Violence
Domestic violence is the single most unreported crime in the U.S.
Battering is the #1 crime and cause of injury to women in the U.S., with 3 to 4 million women being battered each year
95% of all spouse abuse cases are women who are hurt by men. Note: Males rarely report spousal or dating abuse, however, it does occur.
Battering occurs among people of all races
Battering tends to increase and become more violent over time.
Many batterers have learned violent behavior because they grew up in an abusive family
63% of boys from 11-20 years of age serving time for homicide killed their mother's abuser
Effects of battering over time:
Isolation from others
Increased alcohol or drug abuse
Emotional problems and illness
Pain and injuries
Permanent physical damage
Emotional problems and illness
Increased fears and anger
Increased risk of abuse
Injuries and death
Repetition of abuse behavior
Common Side Effects of Battering on Pregnancy
Battering may start or become worse during pregnancy - 25% - 45% of battered women are abused during pregnancy
Battering during pregnancy is the #1 cause of birth defects and may lead to miscarriage
Battering may lead to alcohol or drug abuse (a form of abuse to the child)
Pregnant women in battering relationships have an increased risk of delivering low birth weight infants
Battering during pregnancy may be an indication of what life holds in store for the unborn child
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Atascosa Family Crisis Center Inc was formed in April of 1992 to give support to the victims of dating violence, family violence, sexual assault and stalking.
If you're in one of these situations, we would like to help you gain the strength you need to make changes to your life and get out of your current situation. We provide 24-hour service to our victims.
Our Service Area
Atascosa Family Crisis Center Inc
P.O. Box 688 Pleasanton,Texas78064-0688
Tel:830-569-2001 Tel #2:830-281-2001 Fax:830-569-2006