Domestic Violence Series Begins Today, June 25, 2020!

Domestic Violence Series (Preface)

Beginning today, Thursday, June 25th and each Thursday weekly, I will be posting a teaching on domestic violence until the series ends. This is an important series that is designed to inform people about the many aspects of domestic violence and to give parents information on how they can help their child(ren) recover from the effects of domestic violence.

God impressed upon me to give people this information so families can be healed from this demonic force called domestic violence and abuse because “knowing is half the battle” in winning the war against domestic violence and abuse. It is time for people to wake up and realize that domestic violence is alive and well and it is not going away by itself. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (https://ncadv.org/statistics) here are some disturbing national statistics about domestic violence (these statistics are from various sources – see all sources on NCADV website):

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The American Medical Association estimates that their male partners assault 2 million American women each year.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

As you can see, there is a lot of work to be done!!! It is time to wage war against domestic violence and it is going to take all of us to do it. My assignment from God is to heal his women by teaching them about domestic violence and how to recover and in helping them recover, I help them help their children to recover. Therefore, one of my main goals in life is to help abused women and their children, who are also abused – they are either victims or a witness, recover from the bondage of domestic violence and abuse. Since abuse is a learned behavior, if children can be taught, along with their parents about abuse, they will not abuse or allow themselves to become victims of abuse.

I am asking you all to help me! We are going to fight this war of domestic violence by rescuing one woman and child at a time! This teaching might not be for you, but if you know of someone who is in an abusive relationship, or have been in one, please past this teaching on; looking the other way when you know someone is being abused is WRONG! Think about if you were in their shoes – you would want someone to help you get out!! I know guys are abused but I am focused on women because this is my assignment from God; if the guys benefit from my teachings, that is good - if I can help them I will! NO one, male, female, or child should be abused!! This teaching I believe, will help all who are abused!

The material I am posting in this series (except the Preface and Introduction) does not belong to me and is clearly referenced of all sources so if you have any specific questions, you can contact the source for that particular part of the series. If you have any other questions or need any other information about domestic violence and abuse, you can contact me at drdehooks@abusedwoman.org and I will try and find it for you, if I don’t have the answer. I am attaching a copy of the outline for this series to this preface so you can see in advance what will be posted.

Click Here For PDF Version - June 25, 2020

God’s Blessings,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

Next section posted will be “Domestic Violence Series – Section I – Part 1A – “Introduction” on Thursday, July 2nd.

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