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Intimate partner abuse is a major public-health problem, due to its affecting more than 2 million women and 800,000 men and resulting in homelessness, injury, or death of victims, billions of dollars in health-care costs, and lost work productivity. While domestic abuse strikes couples of all races, religions, social, economic status, and sexual orientations, risk factors for men or women becoming victims or abusers include poverty, lack of a high school education, witnessing family violence as a child, and attitudes of male domination and substance abuse, especially alcohol abuse.
At this end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define domestic violence and the cause.
- Demonstrate understanding of prevalence of domestic violence in the United States.
- Describe three risk factors that contribute to violence against a spouse or significant other.
- State 2 reasons why victims remain in an abusive relationship.
- Recognize victims of domestic violence and how to care for them.
- Identify resources for victims of domestic violence.