Preventing Violence

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Live Skilled Live Fulfilled is dedicated to the prevention of domestic & sexual violence  through comprehensive education and training. Prevention is defined as the act of reducing or eliminating negative behavioral factors. We use our prevention method as a way to help promote healthy cultural norms and behaviors. Within the realm of prevention there exists four stages: primordial, primary, secondary and tertiary. We choose to use the primary prevention method which consists of an approach  that helps to reduce or eliminate negative behavioral factors that lead to sexual and/or domestic violence.  Through our education and training sessions, we deliver relevant and practical information designed to equip all of our clients with the necessary information and skills which they can use immediately to help reduce or eliminate sexual & domestic violent acts.

 

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Why is Primary  Prevention Important? 

Primary prevention is important because we are  focused on the empowerment of our clients and our communities. Primary prevention helps to reduce the number of sexual/domestic violent crimes by addressing the risk factors that lead to sexual and/or domestic violence. Our information prepares our clients to address and correct specific negative behaviors as well as promoting behaviors that foster healthy relationships. We create a learning environment that is designed to promote a behavioral change that will reduce the risk of violence.  What risk factors lead to sexual and domestic violence and how can we prevent them? Our use of primary prevention helps us critically identify risk factors and work to eliminate them.

 

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What is a Healthy Relationship?

We promote healthy relationships as a means of primary prevention. We define a healthy relationship as any bond a person has with themselves or others that helps to enhance their quality of life. Concepts such as effective communication and boundaries are used to help create a solid foundation which healthy relationships are built upon. These concepts are important because our clients are able to build a bond that is conducive to positive growth for the individuals as well as the relationship. Another focus of ours is the promotion of a positive self image. How a person sees him/herself is a very important aspect in constructing a positive relationship. Persons with negative self images are not equipped mentally or emotionally to build or sustain a healthy relationship. Our information is designed to cause  a paradigm shift within our clients. Our clients are able to foster a healthy self image which creates the environment in which healthy relationships can exist. 

 

What is Sexual Violence?

Any unwanted sexual act forced against a persons will.

Sexual Violent Acts Include:

  • Rape

  • Incest

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Molestation

  • Sexual Coercion

  • Sexual Assault

Sexual Violence Statistics:

  • Every 6.6 seconds a rape occurs in the United States.

  • 1 in 6 women will experience rape or attempted rape in her lifetime.

  • 80% of women who are raped are assaulted by someone they know.

  • 44% of sexual violence victims are under the age of 18

  • 80% of sexual violence victims are under the age of 30

  • Every 107 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.

  • Every year there are around 293,000 victims of sexual assault.

  • 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.

  • 98% of rapists do not serve jail time.

 

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner onto another in an effort to establish and maintain power and control.

Forms of domestic violence include:

  • Fear

  • Intimidation

  • physical threats

  • emotional abuse

  • psychological abuse

  • physical abuse

  • economic control

  • isolation

Domestic Violence Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her life time.

  • 79,770 rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2013.

  • 25.2 rapes occur per 100,000 females.

  • From 2003 – 2012, domestic violence accounted for 21% of all violent crimes.

  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of violence while violence from family member only account for 4% of violent crimes.

  • 76% of domestic violence crimes are committed against women, while 24% of domestic violence crimes are committed against men.

  • 56% of domestic violence crimes are reported to the police.

  • 77% of domestic violence crimes are committed within the home of the victim.

  • Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness in America.

  • 1 in 3 homicides are caused by domestic violence.

 

 

 

References

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/violent-crime/rape

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ndv0312.pdf

https://www.rainn.org/statistics

http://www.911rape.org/facts-quotes/statistics

http://www.safehorizon.org/page/domestic-violence-statistics–facts-52.html

http://www.safehorizon.org/page/rape–sexual-assault-54.html

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