Domestic violence is much more than physical abuse. It can include verbal, sexual, mental, and financial abuse. It knows no boundaries: it affects anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. In fact, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. are victims at some point in their lives.
Many people do not know how to support someone who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Learn how to start the conversations that help family, friends, or colleagues who are impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. You can make a difference. It starts with you. Safely intervene to prevent or stop domestic violence and sexual assault.