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Almost half (47.5%) of American Indian/Alaska Native women, 45.1% of non-Hispanic Black women, 37.3% of non-Hispanic White women, 34.4% of Hispanic women, and 18.3% of Asian-Pacific Islander women experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC, 2017)
SUMMARY OF THE ISSUE
Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner,
and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners.
Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly. It takes a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as choking, beating, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death. Domestic murders include stoning, bride burning, honor killings, and dowry deaths.
- Educate the membership, parish and broader community on recognizing the situations and how to appropriately address domestic violence in their ministries.
- Develop Resources (Local and National)
- Devise Tool Kits of Workshop Ideas and Materials assisting local Councils and Courts with implementing educational programs and other projects.
- Program Elements for 90-minute Workshop will include such topics as:
- Defining Domestic Violence: Facts and Myths
- Identifying the need for Clergy and Parish Staff education about Domestic Violence
- Catholic Teachings on Marriage
- Roots of Abuse and How to Help
- Understanding the Cycle of Abuse
- Scriptural context for pastoral care of abused and abuser