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Our comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.

The Hotline is the only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the U. Today, The Hotline continues to grow and explore new avenues of service.

Intimate Partner Violence or Domestic Abuse is a pattern of controlling or manipulative behaviors that serves to gain or maintain power over a romantic partner or family member.

ix Wiemann, C., Aguarcia, C., Berenson, A., Volk, R., Rickert, V. x Center for Impact Research (2000) Domestic Violence & Birth Control Sabotage: A Report from the Teen Parent Project.

“Rapid Repeat Pregnancy and Experiences of Interpersonal Violence Among Low-Income Adolescents,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women.

On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues.

Psychological: invalidating your reality, making you feel you are going “crazy”, using actions or words that destroy self-confidence, making you feel everything is your fault, playing mind games.

Financial: controlling how money is spent, refusing you money or access to funds, getting you into debt for the abuser (i.e., getting credit cards in your name and maxing them out), not allowing you to get a job, taking your paycheck. Among female students between the ages of 15-20 who reported at least one violent act during a dating relationship, 24 percent reported experiencing extremely violent incidents such as rape or the use of weapons against them In a study of 724 adolescent mothers between the ages of 12-18, one of every eight pregnant adolescents reported having been physically assaulted by the father of her baby during the preceding twelve months. School In a study of young women at a shelter for displaced teens aged 12-20, 44.4 percent of nonbattered women were attending school, whereas only 22 percent of battered women were in school. “Dating Violence Against Adolescent Girls and Associated Substance Abuse, Unhealthy Weight Control, Sexual Risk Behavior, Pregnancy, and Suicidality,” Journal of the American Medical Association, 286(5): 572-579. Community United Against Violence and Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center, California State Department of Health Services. xx Richards, Julie, RNC, MS, MSN, 1991, “Battering in a Population of Adolescent Females,” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.”~ NCADV Mission Statement For more than 20 years, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

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