The following information was gathered from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention;
“Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.
The goal is to stop IPV before it begins. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV. We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence. These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.”
If you know of anyone that is a victim of IPV, please let them know that help exists. There are many groups that protect individuals from being abused. The information is out there. The Internet has a ton of information for those that may need immediate shelter. Contact your local police station. Remember any level of abuse is still abuse.