Anthony Castro said, “It can be frightening for a kid to see their mother being violently hit like that. My mother turns fifty tomorrow and thank God she lived to see the sunshine and for him to get what has been coming to him. I’m grateful he’s behind bars and won’t be able to ever hurt anyone again,”
Family violence is prevalent, to what extent it prevails in the home is up to the perpetrator, It creates an environment in which the children live in constant fear and set them up for permanent mental and physical scars, and sometimes health issues. It affects people in the home at all stages of their life because it is very seldom dealt with and comes to a stop.
Intimate Partner Violence IPV symptoms
IPV comes in a broad range of forms, from a single incident to ongoing pattern of physical, and passive.
Physical violence, happens when one partner physically hurts or attempts to hurt, through hitting, kicking, biting and use of weapons,
Sexual violence, occurs when one partner forces their partner into acts of sex without their permission.
Threats, physical or sexual violence through words, gestures, or weapons in which the partner communicates a threat in order to intimidate or control.
Emotional abuse, happens when a partner threatens to withhold the other person’s access to possession or loved ones, or undermines their sense of self-worth. From stalking, name-calling, and intimidation, to denying a partner from contacting family and friends. Passive behaviors often lead to physical violence.
- 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. That adds up to 12 million men and women a year.
- 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by a partner that has impaired their ability to function optimally.
In 2010, according to the CDC 16, 250 people were victims of homicide and 38, 360 took their own life to get away from the abusive partner. The United States is shocked by what women in India go through but the numbers are not much better here.
- Georgia ranks 15th in domestic violence.
- Georgia ranks 10th in domestic-violence murders.
- Georgia ranks number one in teen dating violence. Over 100 teens lost their lives to intimate partner violence in 2010. More needs to be done to intervene in teen dating violence.
Emergency, If you are being harassed, threatened or abused mentally, physically or emotionally or your life is in danger call 911.
National Hotline, For more information or assistance about intimate partner violence in any state visit The Hotline phone: 1-800-799-7233. Not all phones require a (1) to dial the connection.
Georgia Hotline, For more information or assistance in Georgia visit GCADV or phone: 1-800-334-2836. Not all phones require a (1) to dial the connection.