The YWCA Kalamazoo Proudly Presents:
DOMESTIC ASSAULT PROGRAM
“Supporting survivors of domestic violence from their emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans.”
The YWCA Kalamazoo is partnering with St. Joseph Catholic Church to help people in our community who are victims of domestic violence, who know someone who is a victim, or simply want to learn how to help others.
· Thursday, January 25, 2018
· Refreshments at 5:30pm, presentation at 6pm
· St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bennett Gym
· Presentation and Questions & Answers
“Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It may include physical violence, threats and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic abuse can vary dramatically.”
Abuse by the NUMBERS:
· In 2009, 103,331 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Michigan police. (4,774,000 women in the U.S.)
· 72% of murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of victims are female.
· Women between the ages of 18-34 are most commonly abused.
· 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
· Every 20 minutes 20 people in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence.