SAVE – Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

by PJ Mullen on August 28, 2010

in August 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

Spread Your Warmth Today we have the penultimate nominee for the August edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s campaign. SAVE – Stop Abusive and Violent Environment aims to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s approach to solving the problem of domestic violence through education, training, and awareness programs.

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV), can be broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression, or threats thereof; sexual abuse, emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation.

Recently, SAVE published a new fact sheet as it relates to domestic violence:

  1. One in 10 American couples engages in intimate partner violence each year.
  2. Men and women initiate domestic violence at similar rates.
  3. Partner aggression is often two-way.
  4. Although all segments of society are affected, domestic violence is concentrated in certain groups.
  5. Many factors contribute to domestic violence incidents.
  6. America is making steady progress in the national effort to curb intimate partner aggression.
  7. Many victims of domestic violence face barriers to getting help.

Thank you to Teri Stoddard for nominating Stop Abusive and Violent Environments for the August edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this organization visit their website.

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