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Family violence is a complex and widespread issue. Whether you realize it or not, family violence is happening to someone you know :

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be abused by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 5 teens will experience teen dating violence.
  • 5 million children in the U.S. live in homes where domestic violence occurs.

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To end the cycle of family violence, we first need to break the silence around the topic. You can raise awareness with friends and family, encourage others to seek help if they are in danger, and have meaningful, thought-provoking conversations.



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I STAND! for safe and strong families

I will treat my partner and my children with respect.

I will offer to help families under stress.

I will learn to identify the signs of domestic violence and child abuse.

I will intervene when I see someone being abusive toward their partner or child.

I will help those being abused find the resources they need to heal.