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Domestic Violence Statistics

Review the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence webpage on

Domestic Violence Statistics: Prevalence of Domestic Violence

(Links to an external site.)

which gives statistics among various categories of race, age, gender, ethnic background, etc. After reviewing this article, post a statement of how the role of the human service professional can be effective in this situation. What was your personal reaction to the vast array of statistics for this crisis? Respond to two of your classmates’ posts.


Classmate # 1 Silver Gilliam

The experience of enduring domestic violence is horrendous, and individuals in any phase of a damaging relationship ought to have the option to rely upon others for help as they measure complex feelings and explore the healing stages. The role of the human service professional can be effective within these stages of help by offering referrals for shelter, housing, clothing, and mental health services. Assisting in developing a wellbeing self-awareness life goal plans, not being biased and condemning a person for their choice in still being with an abusive partner.

Assist them with distinguishing an encouraging group of people to help with actual requirements like lodging, food, medical services. Putting away significant reports or a to go bag if there should be an occurrence of a crisis circumstance. Urge them to partake in exercises outside of their relationship with loved ones, and be there to help them in such a limit.

In the event that they give authorization, help archive occasions of aggressive behavior at home in their life, including pictures of wounds, precise records of communications, and notes on a schedule of dates that episodes of misuse happen.

My personal reaction to the vast array of statistics for domestic violence in reference to male victims of intimate partner violence is shocking. According to NCADV (2010), “1 in 4 men have been physically abused (slapped, pushed, shoved) by an intimate partner.” Within society we know of women getting abused, but at times men are overlooked as being the victim and more of the abuser.


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). (n.d.).

Domestic violence statistics: Prevalence of domestic violence (Links to an external site.)

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Classmate #2 Amira Williams

Hello Classmates and Instructor Gibson!

Domestic violence can happen to anyone and it occurs each and every day, averaging at nearly 20 people per minute (NCADV, n.d.). Domestic violence can occur anywhere, and it can happen to or affect men, women, children/adolescence, adults, the elderly, people from different ethnic backgrounds, and it also does not discriminate based on someone’s socioeconomic status. Justice.gov (n.d.) informs us that “the term “domestic violence” includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction” (p. 1). Domestic violence comes in different forms such as sexual violence, emotional violence, mental/psychological violence, physical violence, and it can negatively affect individuals and their health in many varying ways also. These things include stress, physical & mental trauma, lowering one’s self-esteem, STI’s/STD’s, mental health problems, anxiety, illness, disability, suicide, and worse case, death (NSW Government, 2019). To add to this, domestic violence can strongly affect children in the home, family members, one’s community, and society overall.

With “more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide” almost every day, and all of the suffering, distress, and misery brought upon by domestic violence, it is not only critical but also significant, for human service professionals to aid, support, and advocate for these victims (NCADV, n.d.). Professionals are able to help guide victims in the right direction towards safety and security, they’re able to help find any needed resources available to victims (housing assistance, temporary living arrangements, support groups, food assistance, education programs, job assistance programs, etc.), find any available crisis centers (if needed), provide counseling services & support, help victims get a case manager or social worker (if warranted or needed), assist with any support/care services needed for children/family, as well as, getting authorities involved if warranted or the client wishes to do so. Human service professionals should support and assist domestic violence victims in any way they can, to help them get back on the feet, cope with any stress & trauma, and encourage/reassure victims they can be self-sufficient and self-supporting.

My personal reaction to the vast array of statistics for this crisis was how many men are also affected by domestic violence overall. The statistics may not be as high for men as they are for women, but because of that, many times men are either not considered or are brushed off because they’re men, which may hinder them from getting the support they need. Just because men’s statistics around domestic violence are not as high as women, the trauma, stress, and life challenges can apply to them just as much.


Justice.gov. (n.d). Domestic Violence.


(Links to an external site.)

NSW Government. (2019, September 24). The effects of domestic and family violence.


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). (n.d.). Domestic violence statistics: Prevalence of domestic violence.


lassmate #2 Amira Williams

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