Last December, I was having a conversation with a friend about how many people are actually affected by intimate partner violence (IPV). When I said that 1 out of 4 women had experienced some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime, my friend responded, “But, I don’t know anyone who has been abused.” My response: “You just don’t think you know anyone. It is hidden so often, and we often don’t think that intimate partner violence affects our friends and families.”
The purpose of this blog is to foster public discussion about injury and violence prevention and response and gain perspectives of those we serve.
Select Month: June 2012
June 18th, 2012 11:15 am ET - Dr. Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
June 13th, 2012 10:19 am ET -
We are excited to see how injury and violence professionals, students, and the general public can showcase what injury and violence prevention looks like in their own communities through the “Seeing My World through a Safer Lens” video contest. This challenge will award $500 per category (Student View, Injury and Violence Professional View, and General Public View) for the video that best reflects a prevention story about Violence Prevention, Home and Recreational Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, or Traumatic Brain Injury.
June 5th, 2012 2:08 pm ET -
Guest blogger: Jessica Burke
I could be a web developer anywhere. So, why do I choose to work at CDC’s Injury Center?
It’s because I know what it means to suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). And I know how important it is to help prevent other people from going through what I went through one Thursday in August 2005.
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