Understanding Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can include any of the following types of behavior. Several types of behavior can occur together. Many of these behaviors do not rise to the level of “criminal”, but should still be taken seriously. Help is available for all victims.

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Why is Domestic Violence a Public Health Problem?

Domestic violence can affect health in many ways. The longer the violence goes on, the more serious the effects.

Source: Futures Without Violence PDF document

Related Information

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Vermont and National Data

Domestic violence is serious problem in the United States and in Vermont:

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