Monthly Archives: December 2011

Men With Disabilities Face Increased Risk Of Sexual Violence

by Whitney Blair Wyckoff In a new study, researchers found that, after adjusting for demographics, men who have disabilities were four times more likely to be sexually abused during their lifetime compared with men who weren’t disabled.   Researchers found … Continue reading

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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Health

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS 8 million women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused annually in the U.S. (AMA) Battering is the #1 cause of injury to women in the U.S. It accounts for more injury to women than rapes, muggings, … Continue reading

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Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

COMMON REACTIONS TO SEXUAL ASSAULT FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334 After a sexual assault, you may want to talk to somebody but don’t know whom to trust. Who will really listen? Who won’t blame … Continue reading

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Domestic Violence and Children The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Definition of Domestic Violence: A pattern of coercive behavior which may include physical and sexual violence, threats, insults and economic deprivation which is aimed at gaining and then maintaining … Continue reading

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Personalized Safety Plan

FOR MORE INFORMATION, I CAN CONTACT THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334. When a crisis arises in an abusive relationship, there is little time to plan how to safely leave if you need to. If you are in an … Continue reading

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