Most people think domestic violence is a private matter and outside interventions will only make it worse. However, these misconceptions can increase feelings of isolation and danger for victims.
Unfortunately, people continue to view the statistics of domestic violence with skepticism and denial. However, in society we accept victimization in other violent crimes such as carjacking, robberies and homicides.
Despite all the data, statistics, and knowledge that have been accumulated on domestic violence, many opinions are still based on misconceptions. Some frequently asked questions and myths are described in this section, using research studies and professional opinion.
Through awareness and education, we can create safer environments and empower victims of domestic violence. Please refer to the Checklist section for information and the Resources section for services in the community.