Community Action to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence also known as Intimate Partner Violence can be described as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim, including to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It can also affect people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence can include but is not limited to activities that physically harm, provoke fear, prevent a partner from doing what they would like. It can also include the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and or intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.

For more statistics or information, visit National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Local Resource: Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA)
Local Hotline (24/7): 727-895-4912
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H49MC27805, The Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health-HRSA-12-112 for the amount of 5.6 million dollars over a 5 year period. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S Government.