Research indicates that the vast majority of victims of abuse in intimate relationships are women whose partners are men. Emerging research has not only confirmed earlier findings, but also has indicated that men in same-sex relationships experience domestic violence at rates at least equal to that of women in heterosexual relationships, and that lesbians and some men in heterosexual couples also experience abuse. Therefore, these Guidelines have been expanded to recommend assessment of all female and male adolescent and adult patients for domestic violence victimization.
From the public health perspective, youth violence is not an inevitable fact of life but a social problem that can be prevented, using the same rational approach that had such great effect on other public health challenges such as drunken driving, use of seat belts, and smoking. The Commission for the Prevention of Youth Violence wholeheartedly embraces this constructive approach. Read this report to learn more.
FVPF in collaboration with Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project and Sacred Circle
“A new report that documents dramatic improvements in the health system’s response to domestic violence at Indian, Tribal and Urban health care facilities across the United States. It offers a series of recommendations to continue the progress and ensure that many more American Indian/Alaska Native domestic violence victims get the help that they need when they seek medical care at clinics and hospitals.”