National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) is a key social determinant of health and impacts the health and well being of those involved. It is estimated that at least 1 in 4 women have experienced intimate partner violence and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner.¹
DV/SA has both short and long term health consequences. Long-term health impacts include chronic health and mental health issues, substance use conditions, and other high risk health behaviors;
- Women with a history of domestic violence are three times more likely to have a mental health condition, and six times more likely to be drug or alcohol dependent compared to non-abuse women.²
- Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers. They are also more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, and engage in risky sexual behaviors.³
Click here for an infographic on the health impact of violence.
The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is committed to providing leadership, education, and systems advocacy to advance social change and end violence. They serve as a resource for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as providing advocacy support through training and technical assistance to their member programs and partners in ending violence.
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